The SABC thanks Robbie Malinga for his impeccable work

Robbie Malinga played a pivotal role in a lot of musicians lives including for the SABC as well.

By  | Dec 06, 2018, 01:43 AM

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As his funeral service takes place at Rhema Bible Church many attendees spoke nothing but beautiful words about the late music producer who died of cancer on Christmas.

It seems like with everyone who had the pleasure of meeting Malinga we learn something new about the late music producer and the great work he did for South African entertainment.

SABC Spokesperson - Kaizer Kganyago on behalf of the broadcasting channel thanked Robbie Malinga for all the work he did with the channel as well.

"Our mandate is to entertain people and that is where Robbie came in and he has shown to us in all the years that he'd been in the music industry, that he is the best in everything that he touches. All that we needed to do was to expose him on our platforms for the whole world to recognize who he was and for us, we'll be forever grateful that we crossed paths with a person of his caliber." Lerato Kganyago

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Kganyago also mentioned how Robbie always shied away from the fame and would rather have someone else take the spotlight and not him.

"Robbie was a very jolly guy, a guy who I reckon would not fight with anybody because he always cared for other people, more than he would care for himself. He's that kind of a person who did not want fame on all costs, he would come there and say 'If somebody else has made it in life, we will be in a position to make it ourselves as well.' And that is the Robbie we came to know.

What we also found interesting about Kganyago's speech is that he revealed that Robbie produced a lot of music for SABC productions including Uzalo.

"He has produced a lot of music for a lot of production for the SABC, he produced music for Uzalo which is the most watched soapie in this country and for that we'll forever be grateful. We'd like to say that Robbie was always the best in what he did." Said Kaizer Kganyago.

In 2014 the SABC honored Robbie with the Life Time Achiever Award at the Metro FM Awards.

Musa Sukwene who was the first artist signed under Robbie Malinga's record company also had a short but sweet message about Robbie.

Musa spoke on how he will miss performing Mthande with the late music producer and also recalled how he met Robbie almost 7 years ago but had to wait for almost 3-years to collaborate with him as Robbie used to jokingly tell him that one had to wait in order to collaborate with the great Robbie Malinga.

Robbie will be laid to rest at the Westpark Cemetary in Johannesburg.

Main Image Credit: Instagram/@RobbieMalinga