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Robert Marawa's Biography: Personal Life. Schooling, Career, Relationships, Controversy, Car, House, Net Worth

About

If you watch TV, chances are you've seen Robert Marawa. He is a rather established anchor and presenter for sports. He has been in the media industry for over twenty years! Quite an impressive career.

Personal Life

Renowned television presenter Robert Marawa was born on 1 March 1973 in Vryheid, South Africa. He grew up alongside his two sisters Vanessa Marawa who is known for her participation in Survivor and Gugu Marawa who is also heavily involved in the sports industry. 

She’s worked as the South African national team Bafana Bafana deputy manager and manager of Lamontville. Robert Marawa’s parents are Frank Marawa his father and Phumile Marawa his mother. 

Robert Marawa’s Schooling

Robert Marawa went to Hilton College in Pietermaritzburg and later proceeded to the University of Witwatersrand to study Law. He went all the way to his final year but dropped out to follow his desire to be a sports broadcaster. In his interview with Podcast and Chill show, Robert Marawa expressed his desire to go back and finish his studies. 

Robert Marawa’s Career

Robert Marawa’s love for sports was nurtured when he was young. His mother recorded football matches for him to watch when he went back home from school and thus he found his passion. In his final year in Law school, he landed an audition that kickstarted his television career. 

Robert Marawa’s first shot at television began at SABC in 1996 as a continuity presenter and later became the lead presenter. He made his name during his time there. His next gig was presenting a live show Soccer Laduma after which he also hosted the football highlights show Soccerzone.

Two years into his sports broadcasting career, Robert Marawa got the chance to cover the FIFA World Cup in France. He’s gone on to cover every world cup since. 

Robert Marawa became the go-to guy when it comes to sports and media houses knew this. The next thing he went into was the radio despite his hesitation. Metro FM came in for him and was handed a 30 minutes slot at the beginning of the show Discovery Sports Centre. His on-air slots grew over time which only reflected his expertise and demand for his content.

083 [email protected] with Robert Marawa is another show he did in which he delivered exclusive interviews, audio bites, conversations, sports statistics, opinions and predictions. 

Apart from football, Robert Marawa also presented a boxing show Blow by Blow on SABC 2, a demonstration that he is an all-around sports broadcaster.         

Robert Marawa had hit the heights of sports broadcasting and it only got better when Supersport came in for him in 2006. At Supersport, he hosted some of the biggest shows like Extra Time with Robert Marawa and Thursday Night Live with Robert Marawa. 

Robert Marawa Fired        

After 13 years of service, Robert Marawa was unceremoniously fired at Supersport. He revealed that it happened through an SMS two hours before his show. The veteran sports broadcaster maintains his firing was not due to his work but other external forces. The same fate befell him when he was at SABC. He was fired in 2017 for reasons he insists were not work-related. 

For someone of his high profile, Robert Marawa did not come cheap so what was Robert Marawa’s salary at Supersport? There aren’t any specific details about his salary at the pan-African broadcaster.    

Robert Marawa TV        

Post his Supersport career, Robert Marawa launched his own TV show Marawa TV on YouTube which has over 74,000 subscribers. Just like he’s done throughout his public broadcasting career, he brought on some notable athletes and in true Marawa style, got to the root of their stories.     

Robert Marawa Is Back On The Air

In 2021, Robert Marawa went back on the air with Vuma FM, Sowetan Live and Rise FM. He now presents the show Marawa Sports WorldWide which streams on these three platforms.    

Robert Marawa News

After the sacking of Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki was sacked, speculation was rife that Robert Marawa was installed as the new head coach of the national team. That didn’t come to pass as Hugo Broos was handed the job. It’s not clear why Marawa was linked to the job.

Robert Marawa’s Health Issues     

Robert Marawa must have nine lives. He’s survived three heart attacks and in 2019, spent a week in the Intensive Care Unit after he tested positive for COVID-19. He remains thankful to be alive as he knows that things might have turned out differently for him.     

Robert Marawa’s Relationship

Pearl Thusi and Robert Marawa Relationship    

Pearl Thusi and Robert Marawa’s love story ended in 2016 after three years. Reports indicate that Robert Marawa and Pearl Thusi broke off due to personal differences. 

On Podcast and Chill, Marawa insinuated that their busy work lives were the biggest reason it couldn’t work between the two. Pearl is an actor, model and media personality and has her own schedule to fulfil. 

Just as they were going their separate ways, Pearl Thusi was engaged to Robert Marawa and their fans crossed their fingers that they would go all the way. The two shared some lovely moments like the surprise party that Pearl Thusi planned for Robert Marawa on his birthday in 2017.         

Unfortunately, things didn’t work out and thus Pearl Thusi and Robert Marawa’s wedding didn’t happen.          

Zola Nombona and Robert Marawa    

After his failed relationship with Pearl Thusi, the revered sports broadcaster reportedly dated actress Zola Nombona. This relationship was not confirmed as it was said they kept things on the low. Zola denied ever dating Marawa and cited her busy schedule doesn’t allow her to date. 

Robert Marawa and Baby Mama    

Robert Marawa has a child with another girlfriend actress Zoey Mthiyane. Zoe is known for her role in Generations. Zoey Mthiyane and Robert Marawa welcomed their child Awanda in 18 July 2011. Robert Marawa shares pictures of his son on Instagram and he is the only kid he has. Marawa and Zoe broke up in 2012. 

Robert Marawa’s Wife    

Despite his numerous relationships, none of them has resulted in marriage and thus at 49 years of age, Robert Marawa doesn’t have a wife and thus there isn’t any wife’s name to share. We are sure that when the broadcaster ever walks down the aisle, Mzansi will definitely know about it.                        

Robert Marawa’s Controversy

Deadbeat father

Robert Marawa’s baby mama Zoey Mthiyane accused the veteran broadcaster of being a deadbeat dad. She took him to court to force him to pay child maintenance. At the time, Robert Marawa reportedly earned R300,000 per month but Zoey claimed he only contributed R2500 for child maintenance.

Some of her demands were that Robert Marawa should give R30,000 for medical fees amongst other services. On Marawa’s part, he insisted that he’s always looked after his son and demanded for joint parental rights as well as the bills be split between him and Zoey.        

The two have since resolved their differences and are co-parenting their child. 

Robert Marawa’s Sex        

In the wake of his exit from Supersport, Robert Marawa claimed that he was shown the door because of his attempt to expose sexual harassment at the station. A former female colleague of his Mmaphuti Mashamaite revealed on Twitter that she was sexually abused by her boss.

Supersports spokesperson Clinton van der Berg denied the allegations and stated that sexual harassment played no part in Robert Marawa’s sacking. 

Robert Marawa's House and Cars

Robert Marawa’s Car

Most people would expect Robert Marawa to have a fleet of cars in his garage. However, he revealed on Podcast and Chill that he only has one car - Mercedez Benz. In 2020, he lost his BMW 650i Coupe after he failed to pay over R200,000 storage fees.

Robert Marawa’s House

Robert Marawa lives in a lavish mansion in South Africa. Although he doesn’t share it often on social media, he has the money to buy all the exquisite furniture and everything that comes with living this kind of lifestyle. 

Robert Marawa’s Net Worth

Robert Marawa has etched his name into sports broadcasting history and that comes with a hefty price. He is reportedly one of the highest-paid sports broadcasters and this reflects in his net worth which is estimated to be around $7-$8 million. 

Awards & Recognition

2019: Best Sports Presenter and Best Sports Show at the Liberty Radio Awards

Social Media

Robert Marawa’s Twitter: @RobertMarawa 

Robert Marawa’s Instagram: @Robert_Marawa 

Robert Marawa’s Facebook: Marawa Sports Worldwide 

Robert Marawa’s YouTube: Marawa TV

Q&A

Where is Marawa now?

Robert Marawa is a South African sports broadcaster who has worked for some of the biggest broadcasters. He is known for his Thursday Night Live on Supersport, Marawa TV on YouTube and currently hosts Marawa Sports Worldwide on Sowetan Live, Vuma FM and Rise FM.

What happened to Pearl Thusi and Robert Marawa?

Pearl Thusi and Robert Marawa broke up in 2017 after their three-year relationship. They were engaged to be married but said they’ll remain friends.

Who is Robert Marawa's wife?

Robert Marawa has been in several relationships but none of them has ever ended in marriage. Hence, at 49 years of age, Robert Marawa doesn’t have a wife.

What did Marawa study?

Robert Marawa attended the University of Witwatersrand and studied law but dropped out in his final year to pursue his passion for sports broadcasting.

How old is Marawa?

Born on  1 March 1973, Robert Marawa’s age is 49

What nationality is Marawa?

Robert Marawa was born in Vryhied South Africa thus he is South African.

Also known as:
Madluphutu
Real name:
Robert Marawa
Occupation:
Sports Presenter, Motivational Speaker, Radio Talk Show Host
Birthday:
1 March 1973
Nationality:
South African
Star sign:
Pisces
Birth place:
Vryheid, South Africa
Height:
5’8
Children:
1
Net Worth:
$7-$8 million

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Robert Marawa's Biography: Personal Life. Schooling, Career, Relationships, Controversy, Car, House, Net Worth
Also known as:
Madluphutu
Real name:
Robert Marawa
Occupation:
Sports Presenter, Motivational Speaker, Radio Talk Show Host
Birthday:
1 March 1973
Nationality:
South African
Star sign:
Pisces
Birth place:
Vryheid, South Africa
Height:
5’8
Children:
1
Net Worth:
$7-$8 million

About

If you watch TV, chances are you've seen Robert Marawa. He is a rather established anchor and presenter for sports. He has been in the media industry for over twenty years! Quite an impressive career.

Personal Life

Renowned television presenter Robert Marawa was born on 1 March 1973 in Vryheid, South Africa. He grew up alongside his two sisters Vanessa Marawa who is known for her participation in Survivor and Gugu Marawa who is also heavily involved in the sports industry. 

She’s worked as the South African national team Bafana Bafana deputy manager and manager of Lamontville. Robert Marawa’s parents are Frank Marawa his father and Phumile Marawa his mother. 

Robert Marawa’s Schooling

Robert Marawa went to Hilton College in Pietermaritzburg and later proceeded to the University of Witwatersrand to study Law. He went all the way to his final year but dropped out to follow his desire to be a sports broadcaster. In his interview with Podcast and Chill show, Robert Marawa expressed his desire to go back and finish his studies. 

Robert Marawa’s Career

Robert Marawa’s love for sports was nurtured when he was young. His mother recorded football matches for him to watch when he went back home from school and thus he found his passion. In his final year in Law school, he landed an audition that kickstarted his television career. 

Robert Marawa’s first shot at television began at SABC in 1996 as a continuity presenter and later became the lead presenter. He made his name during his time there. His next gig was presenting a live show Soccer Laduma after which he also hosted the football highlights show Soccerzone.

Two years into his sports broadcasting career, Robert Marawa got the chance to cover the FIFA World Cup in France. He’s gone on to cover every world cup since. 

Robert Marawa became the go-to guy when it comes to sports and media houses knew this. The next thing he went into was the radio despite his hesitation. Metro FM came in for him and was handed a 30 minutes slot at the beginning of the show Discovery Sports Centre. His on-air slots grew over time which only reflected his expertise and demand for his content.

083 [email protected] with Robert Marawa is another show he did in which he delivered exclusive interviews, audio bites, conversations, sports statistics, opinions and predictions. 

Apart from football, Robert Marawa also presented a boxing show Blow by Blow on SABC 2, a demonstration that he is an all-around sports broadcaster.         

Robert Marawa had hit the heights of sports broadcasting and it only got better when Supersport came in for him in 2006. At Supersport, he hosted some of the biggest shows like Extra Time with Robert Marawa and Thursday Night Live with Robert Marawa. 

Robert Marawa Fired        

After 13 years of service, Robert Marawa was unceremoniously fired at Supersport. He revealed that it happened through an SMS two hours before his show. The veteran sports broadcaster maintains his firing was not due to his work but other external forces. The same fate befell him when he was at SABC. He was fired in 2017 for reasons he insists were not work-related. 

For someone of his high profile, Robert Marawa did not come cheap so what was Robert Marawa’s salary at Supersport? There aren’t any specific details about his salary at the pan-African broadcaster.    

Robert Marawa TV        

Post his Supersport career, Robert Marawa launched his own TV show Marawa TV on YouTube which has over 74,000 subscribers. Just like he’s done throughout his public broadcasting career, he brought on some notable athletes and in true Marawa style, got to the root of their stories.     

Robert Marawa Is Back On The Air

In 2021, Robert Marawa went back on the air with Vuma FM, Sowetan Live and Rise FM. He now presents the show Marawa Sports WorldWide which streams on these three platforms.    

Robert Marawa News

After the sacking of Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki was sacked, speculation was rife that Robert Marawa was installed as the new head coach of the national team. That didn’t come to pass as Hugo Broos was handed the job. It’s not clear why Marawa was linked to the job.

Robert Marawa’s Health Issues     

Robert Marawa must have nine lives. He’s survived three heart attacks and in 2019, spent a week in the Intensive Care Unit after he tested positive for COVID-19. He remains thankful to be alive as he knows that things might have turned out differently for him.     

Robert Marawa’s Relationship

Pearl Thusi and Robert Marawa Relationship    

Pearl Thusi and Robert Marawa’s love story ended in 2016 after three years. Reports indicate that Robert Marawa and Pearl Thusi broke off due to personal differences. 

On Podcast and Chill, Marawa insinuated that their busy work lives were the biggest reason it couldn’t work between the two. Pearl is an actor, model and media personality and has her own schedule to fulfil. 

Just as they were going their separate ways, Pearl Thusi was engaged to Robert Marawa and their fans crossed their fingers that they would go all the way. The two shared some lovely moments like the surprise party that Pearl Thusi planned for Robert Marawa on his birthday in 2017.         

Unfortunately, things didn’t work out and thus Pearl Thusi and Robert Marawa’s wedding didn’t happen.          

Zola Nombona and Robert Marawa    

After his failed relationship with Pearl Thusi, the revered sports broadcaster reportedly dated actress Zola Nombona. This relationship was not confirmed as it was said they kept things on the low. Zola denied ever dating Marawa and cited her busy schedule doesn’t allow her to date. 

Robert Marawa and Baby Mama    

Robert Marawa has a child with another girlfriend actress Zoey Mthiyane. Zoe is known for her role in Generations. Zoey Mthiyane and Robert Marawa welcomed their child Awanda in 18 July 2011. Robert Marawa shares pictures of his son on Instagram and he is the only kid he has. Marawa and Zoe broke up in 2012. 

Robert Marawa’s Wife    

Despite his numerous relationships, none of them has resulted in marriage and thus at 49 years of age, Robert Marawa doesn’t have a wife and thus there isn’t any wife’s name to share. We are sure that when the broadcaster ever walks down the aisle, Mzansi will definitely know about it.                        

Robert Marawa’s Controversy

Deadbeat father

Robert Marawa’s baby mama Zoey Mthiyane accused the veteran broadcaster of being a deadbeat dad. She took him to court to force him to pay child maintenance. At the time, Robert Marawa reportedly earned R300,000 per month but Zoey claimed he only contributed R2500 for child maintenance.

Some of her demands were that Robert Marawa should give R30,000 for medical fees amongst other services. On Marawa’s part, he insisted that he’s always looked after his son and demanded for joint parental rights as well as the bills be split between him and Zoey.        

The two have since resolved their differences and are co-parenting their child. 

Robert Marawa’s Sex        

In the wake of his exit from Supersport, Robert Marawa claimed that he was shown the door because of his attempt to expose sexual harassment at the station. A former female colleague of his Mmaphuti Mashamaite revealed on Twitter that she was sexually abused by her boss.

Supersports spokesperson Clinton van der Berg denied the allegations and stated that sexual harassment played no part in Robert Marawa’s sacking. 

Robert Marawa's House and Cars

Robert Marawa’s Car

Most people would expect Robert Marawa to have a fleet of cars in his garage. However, he revealed on Podcast and Chill that he only has one car - Mercedez Benz. In 2020, he lost his BMW 650i Coupe after he failed to pay over R200,000 storage fees.

Robert Marawa’s House

Robert Marawa lives in a lavish mansion in South Africa. Although he doesn’t share it often on social media, he has the money to buy all the exquisite furniture and everything that comes with living this kind of lifestyle. 

Robert Marawa’s Net Worth

Robert Marawa has etched his name into sports broadcasting history and that comes with a hefty price. He is reportedly one of the highest-paid sports broadcasters and this reflects in his net worth which is estimated to be around $7-$8 million. 

Awards & Recognition

2019: Best Sports Presenter and Best Sports Show at the Liberty Radio Awards

Social Media

Robert Marawa’s Twitter: @RobertMarawa 

Robert Marawa’s Instagram: @Robert_Marawa 

Robert Marawa’s Facebook: Marawa Sports Worldwide 

Robert Marawa’s YouTube: Marawa TV

Q&A

Where is Marawa now?

Robert Marawa is a South African sports broadcaster who has worked for some of the biggest broadcasters. He is known for his Thursday Night Live on Supersport, Marawa TV on YouTube and currently hosts Marawa Sports Worldwide on Sowetan Live, Vuma FM and Rise FM.

What happened to Pearl Thusi and Robert Marawa?

Pearl Thusi and Robert Marawa broke up in 2017 after their three-year relationship. They were engaged to be married but said they’ll remain friends.

Who is Robert Marawa's wife?

Robert Marawa has been in several relationships but none of them has ever ended in marriage. Hence, at 49 years of age, Robert Marawa doesn’t have a wife.

What did Marawa study?

Robert Marawa attended the University of Witwatersrand and studied law but dropped out in his final year to pursue his passion for sports broadcasting.

How old is Marawa?

Born on  1 March 1973, Robert Marawa’s age is 49

What nationality is Marawa?

Robert Marawa was born in Vryhied South Africa thus he is South African.