Bob Mabena. (Photo: Gallo Photos)
- South African radio and tv persona Bob Mabena has died from a suspected cardiac attack, weak 51.
- Political events, outdated skool colleagues and the nation at enormous expressed shock.
- Mabena’s broadcast profession spanned more than 30 years.
The nation has reacted with shock and sadness to the loss of life of South African radio and tv account Bob Mabena.
The Energy FM breakfast prove host died in sanatorium on Monday afternoon from a suspected cardiac attack.
Constant with Energy FM chairperson Given Mkhari, Mabena – who had been admitted to sanatorium on Saturday – changed into as soon as discharged earlier on Monday.
He changed into as soon as driving home with his wife when he skilled distress and needed to be rushed to ICU, acknowledged Mkhari.
He died quickly thereafter.
ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe described Mabena’s loss of life as a tragic loss to the showbiz industry.
He acknowledged the ANC had learnt of Mabena’s loss of life with “enormous shock”.
“Certainly, the sadden [sic] passing of Mr Mabena is a tragic loss to the showbiz industry and the remainder of radio loving followers at some stage in the nation and in a single other nation. An finished broadcaster, Mabena brightened many mornings thru his radio prove on Energy FM.
“For years, Mabena has been a constant presence in South African properties, tackling various problems with national importance with charm, admire and an all-embracing and inclusive formulation. It changed into as soon as this capability to talk with and entertain all kinds of these that also made Mr Mabena a sought-after public speaker and master of ceremonies, jobs he would enact with aptitude. He’s going to be sadly ignored.
“The African Nationwide Congress sends its condolences to Mabena’s household, company and colleagues, wishing them energy and fortitude at some stage in this tough time,” Mabe acknowledged.
The DA’s Solly Malatsi acknowledged Mabena changed into as soon as no longer simplest a account on the airwave,s nonetheless also a job mannequin.
“He changed into as soon as a massive in the media industry who has left an indelible designate in music, arts and broadcasting. The DA sends its heartfelt condolences to the Mabena household, company and his PowerFM colleagues,” he acknowledged.
The EFF tweeted: “The EFF sends its heartfelt condolences on the passing of legendary radio persona bra Bob Mabena. Would per chance presumably also honest his soul rest in modern peace.”
Smartly-identified broadcast journalist Cathy Mohlahlana acknowledged:
You had been ceaselessly the vibe in the room and so without difficulty chilly. Thanks for the total encouragement you’ve given me along the model. My prayers and condolences to your loved ones.
Entrepreneur Vusi Thembekwayo acknowledged: “2020 has taken it too far! RIP Bob Mabena.”
The SA Song Awards also tweeted: “We are saddened by the passing of the legendary radio dilapidated and persona, Bob Mabena. We ship our condolences to his household, company, and South Africans at enormous. Would per chance presumably also honest his soul rest in peace.”
The South African authorities also expressed its sadness and despatched its deepest condolences to Mabena’s household, colleagues and followers.
Director Traditional of Authorities Communication and Records Services, Phumla Williams acknowledged:”South Africa has lost a massive as of late. Mabena changed into as soon as an inspiration to all South Africans and leaves an indelible designate in the industry.
“The GCIS joins South Africans and the media industry and mourns the loss of Bob Mabena, a South African account,” acknowledged Williams.
eNCA journalist Khayelihle Khumalo took to twitter to actual shock: “Bob Mabena!!! Farewell radio account and it changed into as soon as appropriate model working with you at Kaya FM help in the days. So vexed.”
Kaya FM tweeted: “We are saddened to hear of the passing of Bob Mabena. Would per chance presumably also honest his soul rest in peace and his legacy dwell on.”
Mabena changed into as soon as born on 26 July 1969.
Energy FM tweeted: “An Icon whose lifestyles will transcend put and time. Rest in Energy, The Jammer.”