Veteran Radio Personality Bob Mabena Has Died!

Veteran radio personality Bob Mabena has died at the age of 51, his employers Power FM confirmed today. Mabena was a renowned television and radio host. 

Power FM said in a statement that Mabena succumbed to a heart condition.

“It is with deep grief and pain that we announce that POWER 98.7 Breakfast Host, Mr Bob Mabena passed away this afternoon, Monday 10 August 2020, from cardiac arrest. The family is coming to terms with his passing and respectfully requests the public to afford them the appropriate space. Further details will be communicated in due course,” reads the release.
Veteran Radio Personality Bob Mabena Has Died!

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’s death comes just two months after he told his Twitter followers that his beloved grandmother had succumbed to COVID-19.

In that tweet, Mabena wrote: “So sad for your loss Ntando. Your experience is almost the same as my grandmother this past week. She contracted COVID in a hospital whilst going in for a lung infection. Within 3 days, she was gone. The hospitals aren’t ready.”


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