How Robert Marawa's R5 Million contract fell through

And now he's looking to sue 

By  | Jul 22, 2018, 02:00 AM

Robert Marawa absent from Metro FM

Robert Marawa's high profile return to Metro FM has been widely reported and now, the show that was set to begin in less than a month may not even happen. 

This is due to the fact that details surrounding his appointment were called into question by former SABC acting CEO Nomsa Philiso, who launched an investigation into his appointment. 

New SABC chief operating officer Chris Maroleng and acting group executive for sports Marcia Mahlalela were found guilty of misconduct in the matter. 

Philiso received complaints from internal staff who alleged that the appointment did not follow the correct procedures. Mahlalela reportedly tendered her resignation from the SABC with immediate effect after she was charged.

Following the outcome of the investigation, SABC management reportedly retracted the contract (which had not been signed by management) and now Marawa is looking to sue them for the sum of said contract (R5,5 Million). 

Other sources have stated that management has not retracted the contract per se, the SABC is just looking to amend the terms of the contract which will now see Marawa only earn R3500 per shift as opposed to the previously reported R7000 per shift. This is because the R3500 is the standard fee for senior presenters at the station. 

Under the new terms, Marawa would also only be getting one show on Radio 2000 as opposed to the previously stated simulcast arrangement with Metro FM. 

SABC spokesperson, Kaizer Kganyago, had very little to say, stating "these are contractual issues between two parties. Therefore we can't discuss them publicly."


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