Bob Mabena Wiki – Biography
Bob Mabena was a South African radio star has died. SABC News reported on Monday. His employers Power FM confirmed today. Mabena was a renowned television and radio host. Power FM in a statement said Mabena succumbed to a heart condition.
Mabena worked in radio and broadcasting since 1989 at institutions like Metro FM, Heart FM, 947, and SABC. Over the years, this Pretoria-born entertainer worked for the Republic of Bophuthatswana with the now-defunct Radio Bop, Metro FM, Kaya FM, and Power FM just to mention a few.
He was an avid musician with a colorful career as a club DJ and mainstream artist. Bob had a popular track Get Funky featuring soccer legend Doctor Khumalo. Two months ago he went on Twitter to vent out that hospitals were not ready for patients as the spread of Covid-19 increased. He also revealed how he lost his grandmother during this lockdown period.
Bob Mabena Age
Bob Mabena has died at the age of 51 years.
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Mabena started his Radio career in 1989 at Radio Bop. After spending three years at Radio Bop, he was recruited by the founding Station Manager of Radio Metro, Koos Radebe.
For over thirty years of his career, he has worked for Highveld Stereo, Kaya FM, Power FM, and other notable media houses.
Mabena worked at MSG Afrika as station manager of POWER 98.7 and hosted the POWER Breakfast Show.
He also served as the Group Head of Programming at MSG.
Bob was an award-winning radio presenter who had been part of the radio evolution for more than 30 years.
Cause of Death
The local entertainment industry is mourning the death of veteran radio and TV personality Bob Mabena.
He passed away today following a short illness.
Radio legend and personality Bob Mabena has passed away 💔 He has paved the way for many radio enthusiasts and his voice will be sorely missed on the airwaves 📻
Rest in peace 🕊 pic.twitter.com/TxrLXoiqHe
— UJFM #ShapingTheFuture (@ujfm) August 10, 2020
According to sources at Power FM, where he hosted the breakfast show, Bob (51) was in the hospital because he had lung problems.
A statement from Power FM has confirmed that the broadcasting legend died of cardiac arrest.
Doctors were draining water from his lungs.
— MoAfrika Matlala (@tokollom) August 10, 2020
He got discharged yesterday and went home in Centurion with his wife, Eucharist but he later struggled to breathe.
‘’They drove him back to the hospital but this time he didn’t make it there’’ said the source.