Robert Marawa has challenged Doc Shebeleza to a possible face-off following his comment that the popular TV and radio personality should be thankful to former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng for his successful career.
Music veteran Doc Shebeleza who spoke at a press conference held in honour of Hlaudi claimed that presenters like Robert and Bonang should have been there to thank the former COO for boosting their career.
He said that artists and radio personalities at the station had benefited from the policy and should thank Hlaudi for their success.
“If someone makes the right decision (for you)‚ you should acknowledge them. You have the radio presenters‚ Robert Marawa‚ Bonang Matheba‚ they are not here to say thank you (to Hlaudi). Why? The ones who are benefiting are not here. There is something wrong there. They are benefiting because of you‚” he said‚ pointing to Hlaudi.
Also, Doc Shebeleza defended the controversial 90% local music quota introduced by Hlaudi at the broadcaster.
Meanwhile, it didn’t seem like anything until a Twitter user alerted Robert about the comments. Consequently, the sports presenter hit back at Doc Shebeleza with a challenge.
— robertmarawa (@robertmarawa) April 19, 2017
Robert Marawa did not entertain the conversation further‚ choosing to respond to comments about his Metro FM show instead.
Last year, Hlaudi reportedly came to Robert’s rescue after the sports presenter had issues with Metro FM bosses for comments he had made on his radio show. Apparently, Hlaudi spoke on his behalf and the matter died off.
Hlaudi Motsoeneng held a press conference in Johannesburg on Wednesday afternoon to brief the media on a number of issues troubling the broadcaster.
While speaking on “pending matters” at the SABC, which included its financial status, the 90% local content quota and its new board members, various SABC staffers pledged their support for the work he’s done so far.