Bob Mabena: Veteran radio personality sadly passes away aged 51

Bob Mabena: Veteran radio personality sadly passes away aged 51

- Legendary radio personality Bob Mabena died on Monday, 10 August

- The 51-year-old's unexpected death left many South Africans in disbelief as they took to social media to share their thoughts

- Bob Mabena was on POWER 98.7 and had a very successful radio career that spanned over 31 years

Radio veteran Bob Mabena has died. The beloved media personality passed away on Monday afternoon. The news of his death was confirmed by POWER 98.7 in a statement.

Speaking on air, Given Mkhari, said Mabena was admitted to hospital on Saturday and discharged on Monday morning. As the late star and his wife were driving home, he experienced some pain and returned to hospital.

"When I arrived at the hospital he was in ICU"

Mabena was declared dead shortly afterwards.Doctors suspect it was a cardiac attack after he was taken back to the ICU.

Bob Mabena: Veteran radio personality passes away aged 51

Bob Mabena was 51 years old at the time of his passing. Image: @mabenabob
Source: Instagram

The 51-year-old had a radio career spanning over 31 years.

POWER 98.7 released a statement following his passing:

"It is 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."

Distraught fans took to social media to share their thoughts as #RIPBobMabena trended on social media.

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The Power FM presenter revealed that his granny had gone to hospital to treat a lung infection when she contracted the deadly virus.

Bob, who said Mzansi hospitals are not ready to deal with the coronavirus, revealed that his granny died just three days after contracting the disease.

Bob's peers in the music industry took to his comment section and sent him messages of condolences.

Melanie Bala commented:

"Oh no Bob. So sorry for your loss."

DJ Fresh wrote:

"Sorry to hear that bra Bob!! Condolences!!!"

The veteran's fans also sent him messages of condolences.

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