Veteran broadcaster Bob Mabena died on Monday from  cardiac arrest at the age of 51.

His career, which spanned more than three decades, started at Radio Bob when he was 19 years old.

He worked at Metro FM, Kaya FM, Highveld Stereo, and PowerFM.

Mabena will be laid to rest on Saturday. The funeral will be livestreamed on SABC News.

Below is a listicle of Mabena’s career milestones.

  • Sponsored by Nissan South Africa, Mabena pursued a career as a professional race car driver
  • Multi-award-winning radio personality
  • Served as SABC Head of Commercial Radio Stations from 1 June 2007- 17 February 2009
  • Station Manager at Metro FM and Power FM
  • Managing Director at Endow Media and Marketing
  • Founder of the Bob K Mabena Foundation
  • 1997 South African Music Awards (SAMA) winner
  • Television presenter for many shows, including Studio Mix
  • Successful Club Dj