Robert Marawa Biography
Robert Marawa was born on 1st March 1973. He is a television and radio personality. He is a sports journalist who is a presenter for Super Sport and is the host of 083 Sports on Metro FM.
Robert Marawa Education Background
Robert Marawa received his education from the Hilton College in Hilton near Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal. Later, he studied law in the University of the Witwatersrand in 1992.
Robert Marawa Career
He began his career as a continuity presenter before MOVING into sports broadcasting, anchoring shows like TopSport and Laduma
In 1996 he joined SABC1, when the channels were relaunched in their present format of SABC1, SABC2 and SABC3, as a Zulu and English continuity presenter.
After two years at SABC1 he started at the then Topsport as an anchor of the popular live soccer show Laduma in late 1997.
Over the next years Robert Marawa would host host Soccerzone, a football highlights show which continues to air on SABC 1 on Mondays; Discovery Sports Centre which aired from 18:00 to 19:00 weekdays on SABC Radio’s Metro FM; hosted SABC 2’s boxing show Blow by Blow; traveled to Germany for the 2006 Fifa World Cup; hosted various other sports for the SABC and later Supersport.
He has also; presented The Peoples Celebration Concert – a 2006 Premier Foods concert, judged on 2012 Miss South Africa and co-hosted the 12th Annual Metro FM awards with Azania Mosaka in 2013.
In 2006 Robert Marawa left SABC TV for Supersport, SABC’s rival, but remained on SABC Radio’s Metro FM.
He currently hosts Thursday Night Live with Robert Marawa on Supersport 4 (SS4) and 083 Sports@6 with Robert Marawa on SABC Radio’s Metro FM.
Robert Marawa Family
It is unclear if Robert Marawa has other siblings either than his two famous sisters; Gugu Marawa who was deputy manager of the South African Senior Men’s National Football Team (Bafana Bafana) and general manager of Lamontville Golden Arrows for a brief period.
Robert Marawa Children
Robert Marawa’s son Awande Marawa was born on July 18, 2011 at 22:35 at Netcare The Bay Hospital in Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal to South African performer Zoe Mthiyane.
Robert Marawa Wife
Robert Marawa was romantically linked with Zoe Mthiyane. It is not clear whether they got married or not. She gave birth to their son on 18th July 2011 at Netcare, The Bay Hospital in Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal. Robert Marawa baby was named as Awande Marawa.
Later, he started an affair with Pearl Thusi who is a South African actress, RJ, model and a business woman. The lovebirds met at a Polo event. At the beginning, both of them denied the fact and proved as a rumor but their lie was caught by the media after she was seen with an engagement ring. If their love goes on increasing and become comfortable with each other’s company then within a less time, we will get to hear the news about Robert Marawa wife too.
Robert Marawa Health Issues
In 2008 he suffered a heart attack on his way home from the gym. He was able to call the ambulance and was rushed to Sunninghill Hospital where the doctors operated on him to unblock an artery.
Robert Marawa Controversy
Robert Marawa’s continued working relationship with SABC Radio and Supersport television channel has long been a subject of scrutiny and sometimes criticism.
Robert Marawa started his television career at SABC 1 as a continuity presenter (general presenter; no specific subject), one of three SABC television channels, and later switched to sports which presumably led to his post at Metro FM.
In 2006 he reportedly accepted a post and signed with Supersport ahead of the 2006 Fifa World Cup, traveled to Germany for the SABC to cover the tournament for the SABC and resigned after.
When Robert Marawa accepted a post at Supersport, he left his post at SABC television where he headed Laduma and Soccerzone but kept his post at Metro FM despite Supersport and SABC being rivals.
In February 2014 then SABC acting chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng announced a new policy that will prohibit presenters and news readers from having jobs elsewhere, some viewed this as targeted at Robert Marawa.
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