Robert Marawa, one of South Africa's most popular TV and radio sports presenters, has been shown the door by SuperSport. He shared the sad news on social media, saying he was informed via a text message.
Popular radio and TV sports presenter, Robert Marawa, has been given the boot by SuperSport.
SowetanLIVE reports that Clinton van der Berg, SuperSport's spokesperson, confirmed that Robert had not been offered a new contract.
Robert has been with the channel for 13 years and has a massive following that will likely not take the news well.
Robert shared the news with his fans on social media and said he was informed that his contract has ended in a text message.
“I've received a text around 18H50 tonight informing me that I should not bother coming to studio for Thursday Night Live with Marawa show on @SuperSportTV.”
According to Van der Berg, the channel is refreshing its presenter line-up.
“SuperSport is in the process of an exciting refresh of its local presenter line-up, which will be unveiled as part of our new football season campaign. The restructuring includes us not pursuing our contractual relationship with Robert Marawa.
“Robert was personally advised of our decision earlier this week. We are grateful for his contribution over the years and wish him great success in his future endeavours."
Briefly.co.za noticed that many of Robert's fans took to social media to express how they feel over his dismissal via a text. People are not impressed:
They dismiss you over the phone ?, those people are disrespectful towards you uyazi
Did you just say ''TEXT'' woo thats cold... well it was a pleasure having you grace our screens, we are yet to see if there is any that can match your talent God Bless!
You are being disrespected fired via a text
Just like that on text to legend Robert Marawa?! Man, that's harsh
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