Metro FM fans aren't happy with Robert Marawa's absence

He should have just taken Tbo Touch's job offer...

By  | Jun 22, 2020, 01:45 PM  | Robert Marawa  | Drama

Robert Marawa absent from Metro FM

083Sports fans have been up in arms since their favourite sports presenter, Robert Marawa, decided to take a sabbatical as a show of solidarity with his show's producer who is currently on suspension for an alleged contravention of her contract. 

According to Sunday World, Beverly Maphangwa (the show's producer) was allegedly suspended by the SABC for playing SuperSport content during Marawa's sports show despite instructions from management advising her not to do so.

To ensure that Marawa's show continues without a glitch, SABC management hired a stand in producer for Marawa while Maphangwa was on suspension but Marawa refused to work with the new producer as he maintains that Maphangwa did nothing wrong. 

The paper also reported that Marawa might be facing the axe as his bosses are "not happy with his conduct."

But considering how fans are reacting, this might not be the best move. 

It is clear that the station likes to prove that no media personality is bigger than the station, as they did when they fired Bonang Matheba and replaced her with Dineo Ranaka in a matter of hours but Rob has created a niche that no one has the gravitas to fill. 

Maybe it's time Tbo Touch dusted off that contract he had ready for him back when he opened Touch HD...

Main image credit: metrosmag.co.za

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