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Monday, August 10, 2020

South African celebrities mourn the death of OAP Bob Mabena

It's sad as a popular and legendary Johannesburg OAP (On Air Personality), Bob "The Jammer" Mabena passed away yesterday at aged 51. He died of Cardiac arrest after being hospitalised due to lung problem.

South African celebrities are taking to their social media platforms to mourn the death of Power 98.7 OAP, Bob Mabena.

Bob Mabena has worked with notable radio stations, such as: Radio Bop, Metro FM, Kaya FM and Power 98.7FM. His death was announced by his employers, Power FM. 

Reactions from South African celebrities:
South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa tweeted: "Tonight I join the many South Africans, the media fraternity, and the family and friends of Bob Mabena in mourning the loss of one of our greatest icons."

Dj Fresh (Big Dawg) tweeted: "Thanks for making radio effortless! For being patient with this kid, when he so badly wanted to join U @Radio Metro, and kept giving you demos. For texts of encouragement when I started at YFM! For welcoming me to TV with Open arms and zero attitude! IT HURTS."

Romeo Kumalo tweeted: "Just like that it all comes to an end. Death be not proud. Thinking about your children and the rest of your family. I will never ever forget you. May your soul rest in eternal peace brother."

Refilwe Modiselle tweeted: "I'm shattered a legend fallen. I knew him from production days when I worked for Bonngoe as a prod manager during Metro FM Awards. I'd later harass him for a job at Power FM. 
I called him uncle Bob, he'd smile and call me Barbie... 
Lyooooh 2020 but what are you."

Cathy Mohlahlana tweeted: "You were always the vibe in the room and so effortlessly cool. Thanks for al the encouragement you've given me along the way. My prayers and condolences to your family."

Khanyi Magubane tweeted: "2020 you have left us broken and hurt beyond words! Bob" The Jammer" Mabena has passed away aged 51 from a lung infection. A true Radio Legend, from Radio Bop, Metro FM, Kaya FM to Power FM he was a broadcaster extraordinaire. Thank you for giving us all of you."

Thembisa Nxumalo tweeted: "What a tragic loss. Andizazi noba ndingathini
My heart goes out to Eucharist, his children, the Mabena family at large, and to everybody at Power."

Herman Mashaba tweeted: "Deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Bob Mabena, a broadcasting legend that I will miss deeply. 
My thoughts and prayers are with him, family, friends and the @PowerFm987 team. We mourn his loss with you." 

Ulrich Janse Van Vuuren tweeted: "Deeply heartbreaking and saddened to learn of the passing of radio legend Bob Mabena. My condolences to his family, colleagues and listeners, #RIPBobMabena."

Gigi Gang Show tweeted: "The OG Radio King! What a life well lived. What a role model! What a Pioneer. Rest Easy King. You made your mark! It will endure forever." 

Arabile Gumede tweeted: "Had never officially met you until this night. I even got to sit right next to you and you treated me like I was "part of the elite" now you're gone. An Idol, inspiration and man worthy of all praise."

ProVerb tweeted: "Go well uncle Bob, you're a legend, a pioneer, a great, one of the best that ever did it. Sincere condolences to your family, friends and colleagues."

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