- Radio and TV legend Bob Mabena passed away on Monday afternoon, 10 August 2020
- Bob’s memorial is planned for today, 13 August at 3pm, and will be broadcast live via the POWER 98.7 website
- Bob's actual funeral is set to take place on Saturday, 16 August at 12.30pm and will also be broadcast live
Today, friends and family will take time to remember the late radio and TV legend Bob Mabena. His memorial has been planned for today in Johannesburg.
His passing has left a gaping hole in the radio and TV world. Bob was part of the entertainment industry for over 30 years and has left behind an endless legacy.
Briefly.co.za learnt that Bob’s memorial is planned for today, 13 August at 3pm. Only 50 people will be allowed to attend the memorial as a result of coronavirus restrictions.
The beloved media personality passed away on Monday afternoon, 10 August. 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 the hospital.
As there are many more than 50 people wanting to pay their respects but big gatherings are not allowed under lockdown, a live broadcast of the memorial will be aired on the POWER 98.7 website. Bob’s memory will be honoured by all.
Bob actual funeral is set to take place on Saturday, 16 August at 12.30pm where his body will be laid to rest. This too will be broadcast live via POWER 98.7 website.
Both Bob’s actual family and his POWER 98.7 family have come forward to encourage all of Bob’s fans and friends to tune into the live stream and show their support.
“We recognise and appreciate that Mr Bob Mabena belonged to many South Africans, due to the lockdown regulations we will not be able to accommodate all people who may wish to pay their final respects. We wish to encourage people to feel free and set up their own virtual memorial services in his honour.”
Briefly.co.za had previously reported that legendary radio presenter Bob Mabena lost his grandmother to Covid-19. 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."
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