Sports presenter and media personality Robert Marawa has confirmed on Twitter that he is leaving the SABC, but said he had to hear it from other people first.
When a fan asked Marawa earlier on the social media platform if he was indeed leaving, the presenter said, "I believe so... I had to hear via SABC personnel who received notice via internal mail... Go figure."
I believe so..... I had to hear via SABC personel who received notice via internal mail.... go figure.— robertmarawa (@robertmarawa) July 5, 2017
The public broadcaster issued a statement on Tuesday saying it had decided to part ways with the 44-year-old after he repudiated the contract he signed with SABC Sport on June 6 2017. The SABC said several attempts to try and remedy the situation with Marawa proved futile.
Gauteng MEC for Education Panyaza Lesufi wished Marawa well and asked for him not to get lost in the broadcasting world.
Robert, you remain one of the best in the industry my only wish is that you must not be lost within the broadcasting world. U r indeed good https://t.co/xKOXk8RBXZ— Panyaza Lesufi (@Lesufi) July 5, 2017
In June, Marawa removed himself from his sports show on Metro FM, protesting against the suspension of his then producer Beverly Maphangwa, which he said was unfair.
At the time, he took to Twitter to declare his stay-away until the matter was sorted out, saying he would not let Maphangwa take the blame for a team decision.
I told Management that I will remove myself from the Show because I am the one that actually caused this crime. So I will NOT be on 2nite.— robertmarawa (@robertmarawa) June 15, 2017
Although Marawa's next radio move is unknown, his fans have asked that he not join online stations.
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Mr Marawa please don't join the internet radios we want to listen to you my king— NhlabathiBhekithemba (@bhisto09) July 5, 2017