Robert Marawa spends three nights in two different hospitals after being fired by SABC

Robert Marawa spends three nights in two different hospitals after being fired by SABC

The admission to both Sandton and Morningside medical clinics sums up one dramatic week for Marawa after he was fired by the SABC on Wednesday.

Sunday World understands that the likeable presenter was admitted to Mediclinic Sandton on Tuesday and was transferred to Mediclinic Morningside on Thursday.

He was then discharged on Friday morning.

Marawa said he was admitted for routine check-ups since he had a heart attack incident nine years ago.

“Since my 2008 heart attack I have my regular check-ups . this time we did a thorough one with a new cardiologist with better facilities at Morningside. All is well until my next check next year,” he said.

Marawa had a heart attack in 2008 shortly after a gym session because he had not exercised in a while.

He attributed the attack to his rushed and unhealthy lifestyle including working almost all days of the week, day and night.


Five years later, in 2013, Sunday World reported that he had a health scare shortly before he had to host the annual South African Sport Awards at Sun City.

It emerged that he had food poisoning and was treated at the premises.

Marawa was let go from the public broadcaster after he decided not to return to his Metro FM sports show because his long-time producer, Beverly Maphangwa, was punished for something he (Marawa) said he did.

The SABC on Wednesday released a statement announcing it had parted ways with the presenter, popularly known as Madl’uphuthu.

“SABC Sport has accepted his decision to repudiate his contract with the SABC, which he entered into with SABC Sport on June 6 2017,” the statement read.

Marawa did not want to discuss his future plans, saying he wanted to concentrate on his health.

He has been linked, according to Sunday World sources, to Talk Radio 702 and T-Bo Touch’s Touch HD.