Bob Mabena Biography: Wife, Age, Children, Net Worth, Songs, Wikipedia, Cause Of Death

June 10, 2023 0 Posted By Princess Tshegofatso


Bob Mabena (born July 26, 1969), also known as the esteemed Bob Mabena, was a remarkable personality in radio and television. His charismatic presence and unparalleled hosting abilities captivated audiences on Metro FM, Khaya FM, Highveld Stereo, and POWER 98.7, where he effortlessly commanded the airwaves.

Returning to Kaya FM to helm the breakfast show, Bob Mabena‘s talent and influence reached new heights. His exceptional skills led to him being appointed as the director of MRC Radio, overseeing Gagasi FM and Heart FM. In a testament to his unflagging commitment, even while working at KAYA FM, he established a radio consultancy, expanding his horizons and leaving an indelible impact on the industry.

Tragically, the world bid farewell to the legendary radio star Bob Mabena at 51 in 2020. His loss reverberated through the hearts of many, as his distinctive voice and magnetic personality had become synonymous with the airwaves.

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Bob Mabena Kgomotso
Stage Name: Bob Mabena
Born: 26 July 1969 (age 51 years old)
Place of Birth: Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Died: 10 August 2020, South Africa
Nationality: South African
Height: 1.61 m
Parents: N/A
Siblings: Victor Mabena
Spouse: Eucharist Hadebe (m. 2015-2020), Zandi Nhlapo (m. ??-2009)
Girlfriend • Partner: N/A
Children: Sihle Mabena, Clementine Mabena
Occupation: Radio & TV Personality
Net Worth: $1 million-$5 million

Early Life & Education

Bob Mabena, a charismatic force born on July 26, 1969, found his roots in the vibrant streets of Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa. Raised in the embrace of Atteridgeville, he drew strength from the love and guidance of his grandmother, as fate had dealt him an early loss with his mother’s untimely departure when he was just eleven years old.

Bob Mabena‘s brother Victor Mabena also found his calling in radio, lending his voice as a radio JD at Kaya FM. While his childhood and family history remained in mystery, his bond with his brother spoke volumes, their shared passion for radio creating an unspoken kinship.

Educationally inclined, Bob Mabena completed his high school journey at Saulridge High School in Cape Town. Fueling his intellectual curiosity, he embarked on a higher learning path, emerging with a master’s degree in journalism and broadcasting. These academic milestones became the guiding stars that propelled him to national and international recognition, solidifying his position as a legend in his field.


Bob Mabena, the star of the airwaves, began his radio career in 1989, gracing the frequencies of the now-defunct Radio Bop in Botswana. With each passing day, he honed his skills and honed his craft, like an artist perfecting their masterpiece. After three transformative years and a dalliance with television, the renowned Koos Radebe, Radio Metro’s visionary station manager, extended an irresistible invitation for Bob to join the national radio station, Metro FM.

Seizing the opportunity with boundless enthusiasm, Bob Mabena‘s voice resonated across the airwaves, captivating audiences with his magnetic presence. His television ventures, including the acclaimed shows Pick a Tune and Studio Mix, further showcased his versatility and captivated viewers’ hearts.

In 1996, a new chapter unfolded as Bob Mabena set sail to 94.7 FM, assuming the role of a captivating mid-morning host. Simultaneously, his passion for radio extended beyond the microphone as he joined the station’s management team, leaving an indelible mark on their journey.

In 1999, the alluring call of Kaya FM beckoned Bob Mabena, beckoning him to become their program manager and morning show host. Embracing the challenge with gusto, he entertained the masses and embraced the role of Primedia business development manager at the group level, showcasing his astute business acumen.

Yet, the winds of change whispered Bob Mabena‘s name, leading him to serve as the executive manager of commercial radio stations for the esteemed SABC from 2007 to 2009. Entrusted with the stewardship of 5FM, Metro FM, and GoodHope FM, he orchestrated the symphony of sounds, shaping the radio landscape with his visionary leadership. 

Eventually, like a prodigal son returning home, Bob Mabena found himself back at Kaya FM, assuming the mantle of the breakfast show and ascending to the position of CEO of MRC Radio. His skillful guidance extended to Gagasi FM and Heart FM, leaving an indelible mark on their sonic journeys.

Awards & Nominations

  • 2013: Best Breakfast Show, MTN 2012: Hall of FAME induction, MTN
  • 1995: Best TV Presenter, Artes Award
  • 1994: Best Rap Artist of the Year, South African Music Awards
  • 1994: Best Radio Personality, Artes Award

Social Media

  • Twitter: Bob “The Jammer” Mabena (@mabena_bob)

Personal Life

From 2015 until his death in August 2020, the radio personality Bob Mabena was married to his wife, Eucharist Hadebe. They also had a son named Sihle Mabena in 2016 and a daughter named Clementine Mabena

He previously married businesswoman and TV personality Zandi Nhlapo for 20 years before they divorced in 2009. They are the guardians of a child.

Furthermore, upon Bob Mabena‘s death, it was rumored and revealed that he was survived by seven children. Clementine Mabena and Sihle Mabena paid their tributes during their father’s funeral. He is accused of having several children out of wedlock. The noble man died of heart attack, which happens to be the cause of his death.

Net Worth

His employment as a media celebrity has earned him a small fortune. This radio legend Bob Mabena‘s net worth was reported to be between $1 million and $5 million. Despite his obvious wealth, he opted to live a simple life.

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