Bob Mabena Death – Dead: Award wining South African radio Presenter, Bob Mabena has passed away. Bob Mabena was reported to have died today August 10 2020. Reports have it that Bob died after a brief illness. His cause of death or what led to his death is not yet known to us as at the time of filing this report.
Tributes Floods Twitter
The End of life, The Begining of a New chapter of eternal life.
Rest Peacefully Bob Mabena, thank you for beautiful life you shared with South Africans.
— Mfundoyakhe Shezi 🇿🇦 (@Mfundoyakhe_S) August 10, 2020
Yooo Radio will never be the same hawaaaa… The way I was so addicted to listening to Bob Mabena awa… REST in Peace uncle Bob Mabena pic.twitter.com/qQDd2CI4hs
— Best Selling Author (@MeshackBevhula) August 10, 2020
RIP Bob Mabena. This is shattering man. Condolences to his friends and family Damn💔I’m in disbelief pic.twitter.com/4Z4bEBXYkD
— Tumelo. (@TumeloMole) August 10, 2020
Legendary Radio Personality Bob Mabena Passed away. Rest In Peace, Thank you for many years of entertainment and warming our hearts pic.twitter.com/Q5RSpms6Za
— The SEO Company (@InkNpaper_media) August 10, 2020
RIP Bob Mabena.
You really changed the radio industry.
We will forever love you.
I’ll never forget the moments you always had with Skhumba and Khuli Roberts.
Rest In Power Legend!! 💯❤️❤️🙏 pic.twitter.com/fa25pWCr1q
— Xolani Ngcobo (@XolaniNgcobo167) August 10, 2020
Few Things You Need To Know About Bob Mabena
Bob Mabena is an award winning radio presenter from South Africa with 30 years of radio experience! Born West of Pretoria in 1969, Bob started his Radio career in 1989 in the then Republic of Bophuthatswana with the now defunct Radio Bop. After spending three years in the North West and having ventured into Television as well; he was recruited by Koos Radebe – Radio Metro station manager – to the national Radio station.
Bob Mabena’s stint at Radio Metro brought with it more National exposure in the form of a variety of TV shows, including “Pick a Tune” and “Studio Mix”, to mention a few. While at Radio METRO, Bob raced professionally in the Group N series for Nisan South Africa.
In 1996, Bob Mabena moved to 94.7 as a mid-morning presenter and soon thereafter, he went into management. His first experience with Kaya FM came in 1999, when he joined to be the breakfast show host and Programme Manager and later Station Manager. Mabena left On Air presenting for a Primedia Business Development Manager post at Group level for two and half years and this move would prove to be his foray into the business world.
Bob Mabena’s next move into the Executive world was with the SABC as Executive Manager of Commercial Radio stations; METRO FM, 5FM and GoodHope FM for two years. Soon after that, Bob Mabena was recruited by MRC Radio as Director in charge of their Radio Stations; Gagasi FM and Heart FM. The live Radio bug itched again and Mabena rejoined Kaya FM as Breakfast Host and established his Radio Consultancy – EndowMedia – at the same time; a position he still holds to date.