The community of Atteridgeville, West of Pretoria where the late veteran broadcaster Bob Mabena grew up has remembered him as a vibrant, talented and intelligent individual.

Mabena whose career spanned over three decades, passed away on Monday following a short illness.

Mabena has always had the ability to entertain and command attention.

That’s according to Cynthia Mmope, a teacher at Mabena’s former school, Saulridge High.

Mmope says it was always clear that Mabena would pursue this line of work due to his interests at school.

“He was very interested in debate, he was in the main debating team at the school, and because he used to love music, he used to help some learners during our extra mural activities. He would also help to motivate learners during athletics or soccer matches.”

Bob Mabena has been described as an inspiration:

Tributes continue to pour in for Mabena:

Meanwhile, a virtual memorial and funeral service will be held for Mabena on Thursday and Saturday.

That’s according to Power FM’s website.

Thursday’s memorial service will begin at 15h00 and Saturday’s funeral service will commence at 12h30.

Both services will be streamed live on Power FM’s website and Facebook page.