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Heavyweight Broadcaster Robert Marawa, the Voice of Sports Media in South Africa, Celebrates 49th Birthday
- Media heavyweight Robert Marawa celebrates his 49th birthday today, with South Africans sharing their birthday wishes with him
- Marawa was born on 01 March 1973, the son of Frank and Phumile Marawa, hailing from Vryheid in KwaZulu-Natal
- A permanent fixture on the country's airwaves, "Madluphuthu" has gone on to become on of the most accomplished journalists Mzansi has ever produced
He has been in the industry for more than 20 years. Marawa gained greater prominence during the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France, when he anchored SABC's coverage of the tournament in Bafana Bafana's bow on the biggest footballing stage.
He is one of three siblings, blessed with two sisters. Their names are Gugu and Vanessa Marawa, and they are not strangers to the wider South African public.
Gugu once served in the South African men’s national football team as the deputy manager, as well Lamontville Golden Arrows in a more senior capacity. As reported on IOL, Vanessa, an estate agent, won Survivor South Africa: Panama back in 2006.
He has a son, Awande Marawa, with singer and actress Zoey Mthiyane, though the two are not together.
Marawa completed his schooling at the famous private school Hilton College in KZN's midlands. Marawa earned a bachelor's degree at the University of Witwatersrand, a world apart from his resultant career path.
He currently hosts a podcast, Marawa Sports World, with episodes also available on YouTube. This is on the back of an impressive catalogue of work at the SABC and SuperSport.
This includes, but is not limited to, Soccer Zone, Thursday Night Live, The Discovery Sports Centre, Blow-By-Blow as well as the People's Celebration.
For more on "Madluphuthu", go to Briefly South Africa, for an extended biography of his life thus far.
Coach Jeffrey Toyana's shoes get stolen at restaurant, Robert Marawa hilariously trolls him
In another case of laughing at one's pain and seeing the lighter side of things, cricket coach Jeff Toyana and broadcaster Robert Marawa made Twitter laugh about misfortune befalling the former.
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As reported on Sports Brief, Toyana, the highly successful mentor who is now an assistant coach at the Titans, tweeted that his shoes had been stolen at a Spur restaurant.
According to the tweet, he had just been on the jumping castle when the incident occurred. Followers joined in on the trolling session, with Toyana also making fun of himself over the rookie error.