Ashifashabba, pays tribute to the late Dr. Myles Munroe

By Mpho Tshikhudo
11 November 2014

Comedian, TV and radio personality Shonisani Muleya, better known as Ashifashabba, pays a special tribute to the late Dr. Myles Munroe.

He was only 19-years -old when Dr. Myles Munroe prophesied that he will one day own a radio station. It was when he interviewed him at former Technikon Northern Gauteng (now Tshwane University of Technology) campus radio station.

Today comedian, TV and radio personality Shonisani Muleya, better known as Ashifashabba (39), owns Energy FM, an urban community radio station in Polokwane, and he is a shareholder at Power FM and Capricorn FM.

“The remark was informed by my dealings with him that day,” Ashifashabba says. It was back in 1995. Dr. Munroe had mentioned to me that he was touched by the way I dealt with him and my work ethic during that interaction with him. I guess I must have knocked myself out making sure he was properly briefed for the interview, had enough water to drink, and was generally well taken care of while on the show,” explains Shabba.

Yesterday, when the rest of the world woke up to news of the tragic death of Dr. Munroe and his wife, Ashifashabba found himself reliving moments of that fateful day when he met Dr. Munroe as a radio novice.

“It was doubtless a red letter day,” he says. “Back then radio was an extramural activity for me. When others were playing soccer I did radio. It was overwhelming to hear him say that [I would own a radio station].”

The next time they met (Ashifashabba and Dr Munroe) in 2009, together with his partners Given Mkhari and Simphiwe Mdlalose, Shabba had already launched Capricorn FM.

“This time he was scheduled to speak at a business gala dinner in Jo’burg and Dr. Munroe had insisted that I emcee the event. At the time Capricorn FM was already on air and he was very excited about that success,” says Shabba.

#DrMylesMunroe : Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. May his soul rest in Peace. I will miss my mentor every day.

— Ashifashabba (@ashifashabba) November 10, 2014

“That tweet was about him and the fact that there were other people, including his wife who were involved in that plane crash. May his soul rest in peace.”

Dr. Munroe of Bahamas Faith Ministries International along with his wife Ruth Ann Munroe and daughter, Charisa died in a plane crash in the Bahamas. According to The Associated Press, the plane, a Lear executive jet, reportedly struck a crane at the Grand Bahama Ship Yard, exploding on impact and crashing into the ground near a junkyard area.

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