Robert Marawa: Plans Under Way For A Dramatic Return To The SABC


Axed Metro FM sports presenter Robert Marawa who lost his job at the public broadcaster in the most bizarre manner may be making a dramatic comeback in no time.

There’s a widespread speculation that Marawa will be back to the station after he was approached by acting COO Bessie Tugwana who offered him his job back. According to Sunday World, Marawa met with Tugwana in Auckland Park two weeks ago to discuss his possible return to the station.

Notwithstanding, Marawa said while he’s aware of the possible move back, he hasn’t met Tugwana to discuss anything about it.

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“I know that there are talks internally at the SABC about reversing some of the decisions that were taken, especially what happened in the sports department.

“I have not seen Bessie Tugwana in three months and therefore it’s not true that I met with her to discuss that issue,” said Marawa.

Admittedly, it’s not quite clear if he accepted the offer to return to his sports programme at the station. Nevertheless, it appears that staff at SABC Sports have already started making preparations for his return and subsequent takeover of the Sports @6 slot on Metro FM. The slot is currently run by Udo Carlese.

Meanwhile, according to senior executives, the decision got Metro FM station manager Sibongile Mtyali worked up. apparently, she was not consulted before the decision to bring Marawa back was made.

SABC Spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago said: “We are not aware of any meeting which was held between Ms Bessie Tugwana and Mr Robert Marawa. As far as we are concerned the matter between the SABC and Mr Marawa is finalised and we cannot comment any further on this.”

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Veteran sports presenter Robert Marawa parted ways with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) in July. Despite putting in more than a decade working with the public broadcaster, Marawa only found out through colleagues at the SABC that he had lost his job on Metro FM after an internal notice was circulated at the station.