Melanie Bala bids farewell to Bob Mabena, pens touching tribute

Melanie Bala bids farewell to Bob Mabena, pens touching tribute

- Melanie Bala has taken to social media to talk about her memories of late star Bob Mabena

- Melanie and Bob worked together for years on Studio Mix, a music programme which was one of the biggest TV shows back then

- The Metro FM personality reminisced about the good times she shared with Bob before his untimely death on Monday

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Melanie Bala has penned a touching tribute to her late long time friend Bob Mabena. Bob and Melanie worked together on Studio Mix, a TV music programme, back in the days.

Melanie took to Instagram and shared a lengthy post where she reminisced about the good times she shared with the late POWER FM veteran radio personality.

"Waking up in a world without Bob is surreal. In a conversation about a legacy project he was busy with, I told him: 'You my friend, have LIVED!!' And live he did. Unapologetically so."

Melanie said Bob was a primetime radio host, rapper/performer, television presenter, race car driver and radio manager.

"As a young Black man from Atteridgeville, the limit did not exist for Bob. If he wanted it, he went for it... When an idea excited him, late night texts were not unusual, followed by a 'Oh sh*t, sorry, I didn’t realise the time'.
"My Tupac-loving, West Coast for life, Jack Daniels-drinking, great music-loving, sh*t-talking, two-left-feet dancing, hilarious, intense, genuine & generous, protective brother, my ‘TV Husband’ – I will miss you desperately."

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Melanie asked everyone to lift up the people who gave Bob his greatest joy.

"His wife Eucharist (@mrs_mabena) and his children, and all his family and friends; with love + strength, during this unbearable time."
Melanie Bala bids farewell to Bob Mabena, pens touching tribute

Melanie Bala has bid farewell to her late friend Bob Mabena. Image: @mabenabob/Instagram @melzinbala/Instagram
Source: Instagram

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Still on Bob, reported that Mzansi celebs have reacted to the death of the veteran radio presenter. The beloved media personality passed away on Monday afternoon, aged 51.

Since his passing, SA celebs have taken to social media to send their condolences to his family and pay tribute to the fallen star.

Mabena had been in the media industry for decades. He has worked for Metro FM, TV and POWER FM, among other jobs in the entertainment scene. His peers in the entertainment industry have shared moving tributes on Twitter. Romeo Kumalo wrote:

"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. #RIPBobMabena."

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