We've got news for you.

Register on TimesLIVE at no cost to receive newsletters, read exclusive articles & more.
Register now

Mboweni wants Marawa on Radio 2000, but we think he should tune in on Arena’s platforms instead

Stream Marawa’s weekly 90-minute show between 5.30pm and 7pm on Sowetan website, Vuma FM in KwaZulu-Natal and Rise FM in Mpumalanga

01 December 2021 - 10:00
Former finance minister Tito Mboweni wants Robert Marawa back on Radio 2000. File photo.
Former finance minister Tito Mboweni wants Robert Marawa back on Radio 2000. File photo.
Image: Sunday Times

Retired minister Tito Mboweni has clearly been living under a rock since he left cabinet earlier this year. 

Case in point? The former finance minister took to social media on Tuesday to ask about Robert Marawa’s MSW (Marawa Sport Worldwide) show on Radio 2000. 

Yes, almost four months after the sports presenter packed his bags and left the SABC towers.

“Radio 2000 is one of the good SABC radio stations. Great line-up. Always listening on my home drive to Magoebaskloof. But poor on commercial advertising income,” said Mboweni. 

“What happened to the great Robert Marawa sports show? I missed something. Let him return. I demand. Petition time.”

Marawa parted ways with the public broadcaster in July. His show was broadcast on Metro FM and Radio 2000.

Speaking to JJ Tabane on eNCA, Marawa promised fans his departure was not the end of the road.

“As long as there is oxygen, Marawa will happen,” he said.

Last month Marawa partnered with Arena Holdings to broadcast his award-winning sports show live on its platforms, including SowetanLIVE, Vuma FM in KwaZulu-Natal and Rise FM in Mpumalanga.

The weekly 90-minute show can be streamed between 5.30pm and 7pm.

“I am not sure if I am looking forward to it or I am nervous. This is a different approach, a new union of different entities. I am nervously excited and I am looking to a new journey.

“I am particularly looking forward to providing my inquisitive loyal support base with both global and local quality content in the field of sports,” he said. 

His return to broadcasting came after mounting calls from sports lovers. Fans hosted meetings and marched to the SABC’s Johannesburg headquarters for him to return.

“I am aware of the campaign and have been receiving messages of support from my timelines on social media. I am grateful for all the love people have been showing me. It humbles me because I never sat down and reflected on my achievements,” said Marawa.

* TimesLIVE is part of the Arena Holdings group, along with SowetanLIVE, Rise FM and Vuma FM.


Would you like to comment on this article or view other readers' comments? Register (it’s quick and free) or sign in now.

Speech Bubbles

Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.