Bob Mabena’s breath stopped and his soul rose to heaven.

Bob Mabena’s breath stopped and his soul rose to heaven.

Bob Mabena's breath stopped and his soul rose to heaven.

Bob Mabena‘s wife, Eucharist, was driving him home from the hospital on Monday when he suddenly suffered asystole and stopped breathing. a couple of hours later, he was gone.

The veteran radio and television host’s death has sent shock waves across the state and left his family devastated.

“The family is at a stage where it’s beginning to settle in. As you’ll imagine, it had been traumatic for everybody once we all acknowledged initially. it’s a roller-coaster ride, emotionally,” family spokesperson Winston Maimane told TshisaLIVE.

Winston said Bob first fell ill on Friday, and on Saturday was told by his doctor to travel to the hospital. He spent Saturday and Sunday in hospital receiving treatment and was told he would be discharged on Monday morning.

However, things took a turn for the more severe once Bob left the hospital and was on his way home.

“I got a call from his wife while they were still driving home to mention that he had basically just stopped breathing. She said that they had just left the hospital then I told her to form a U-turn and take him back.

“We all rushed there, me and a few other friends of his, and that we sat together with his wife and four-year-old child for 2 hours while they tried to resuscitate him. Eventually, around two within the afternoon, they confirmed that he had passed.”

Winston said Bob’s death was sudden and when he had spoken to his friend on Sunday night the star was in elation.

“He was very upbeat. The conversation we had was to see abreast of his progress. He confirmed that he was leaving on Monday and that we continued to possess a traditional conversation about getting him Nandos after leaving the hospital. He wasn’t stressed. He was joking around.”
Bob Mabena's breath stopped and his soul rose to heaven.

As someone who was one among his closest friends and shared many special moments with Bob, Winston said he was heartbroken by his friend’s death.

“I lost a brother, that’s all I do know. I don’t skills anyone fills a niche like this. He meant such a lot to everyone, especially his family. it’s an enormous gap that has been created, it’s massive.”