- Bob Mabena died of cardiac arrest on Monday.
- The 51-year-old hosted some of South Africa's biggest radio shows with a career spanning over 31 years.
- Political parties, former colleagues and the nation at large expressed shock, following his sudden death.
Given Mkhari, chairman of POWER 98.7 and MSG Afrika, on Monday confirmed that Bob Mabena had died.
The family of Bob Mabena has invited South Africans to join a virtual memorial and funeral service to bid farewell to the radio legend.
The nation has reacted with shock and sadness to the death of the South African radio and TV legend.
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Given Mkhari, chairman of POWER 98.7 and MSG Afrika, on Monday confirmed that radio veteran Bob Mabena has died.
The 51-year-old hosted some of South Africa's biggest radio shows with a career spanning over 31 years. (read more)
ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe described Mabena's death as a sad loss to the showbiz industry.
He said the ANC had learnt of Mabena's death with "great shock". (read more)
The news of his death washed over social media like a crushing wave.
Even though death looms closer now amid the pandemic, the announcement of Bob's passing came with an aching discomfort that makes you grab your chest almost as if to feel if your own heart is still beating. (read more)
One minute he was fine and the next he couldn't breathe and had to be rushed back to hospital.
Within minutes, he was gone.
The death of legendary radio presenter, Bob Mabena, has left his family, friends, fans and the rest of the country shaken. (read more)
He was a man who made those around him want to be better. This is what Power Breakfast producer at Power FM, Danisile Sathekge will remember most about the late Bob Mabena.
She met the legendary host in 2017. (read more)
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The family's spokesperson, Winston Maimane, told News24 that his death came as a shock, and the family has been on an emotional rollercoaster.
"He was a complete family man," Maimane said.
Mabena is survived by his wife and six children; the youngest was only four years old. (read more)