Bob Mabena’s wife collapses on his death

Bob Mabena’s wife collapses on his death

Bob Mabena's wife collapses on his death

There wasn’t a dry eye in view when Bob Mabena‘s wife, Eucharist, sobbed as she paid tribute to the love of her life at a funeral service at a crematorium in West Pretoria on Saturday.

Close friends and family gathered at the crematorium to bid farewell to the radio legend who died on Monday after suffering asystole at the age of 51.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the ceremony was just over an hour long and was attended by only 50 of his loved ones and friends.

As a live band played soothing music within the background, Bob’s family and friends bid their last goodbyes to the daddy, husband, and radio legend.

Eucharist Mabena was supported by her friend Kgothatso as she read out a letter she wrote to bid farewell to the love of her life.

“My baby love, my superman, love of my life — words aren’t even coming to me. The past few days have felt sort of a long bad dream that keeps playing itself over and over. I’ve lain awake nightly in the week, hoping that you’ll rehearse the door,” she said abruption to cry.

There wasn’t a dry eye within the room as people wiped away their tears whenever Mrs. Mabena took moments to tug herself together in between reading the heartbreaking letter.

“The one who wont to make me laugh uncontrollably hasn’t been here. My pillar, my ally is not anymore. I keep asking God, why now?”

Eucharist thanked her late husband for his love and for keeping all the guarantees he made to her. She thanked God for his or her marriage and therefore the past seven years they shared.

“The 10th of August remains a vivid nightmare. The day I watched my superman put down his cape. The day I never thought I might ever experience in my life. The day our cruise was interrupted by the angel of death. The day I drove home knowing that I will be able to never see you again.

“My love, I would like to many thanks and God, for affording me the gift of your time once you gave me the last hour of your life,” she said.

Bob Mabena's wife collapses on his death

There wasn’t a dry eye in view when Bob Mabena‘s wife, Eucharist, sobbed as she paid tribute to the love of her life at a funeral service at a crematorium in West Pretoria on Saturday.

Close friends and family gathered at the crematorium to bid farewell to the radio legend who died on Monday after suffering asystole at the age of 51.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the ceremony was just over an hour long and was attended by only 50 of his loved ones and friends.

As a live band played soothing music within the background, Bob’s family and friends bid their last goodbyes to the daddy, husband, and radio legend.

Eucharist Mabena was supported by her friend Kgothatso as she read out a letter she wrote to bid farewell to the love of her life.

“My baby love, my superman, love of my life — words aren’t even coming to me. The past few days have felt sort of a long bad dream that keeps playing itself over and over. I’ve lain awake nightly in the week, hoping that you’ll rehearse the door,” she said abruption to cry.

There wasn’t a dry eye within the room as people wiped away their tears whenever Mrs. Mabena took moments to tug herself together in between reading the heartbreaking letter.

Bob’s children wrote brief goodbye notes to their father. They were read out by his emotional daughter Clementine.

Clementine who was visibly heartbroken expressed what proportion their dad meant to every one of them and therefore the gaping hole his death had left in their hearts.

“I thought that the day my father’s heart stopped beating, mine would do an equivalent. I assumed the sun would be blocked out and therefore the world would stop spinning. And, I don’t know if this is often denial or he’s holding me up but here I’m,” she said before reading the letters from her siblings.

She read letters from Sihle, Taki, Owami, and his first grandchild, Tshiamo.

Bob’s son, Kamo read the obituary.
Bob Mabena's wife collapses on his death

He read all about Bob’s illustrious career that spanned over three decades in broadcasting and within the corporate world also. He also revealed that Bob was performing on a biography that might capture the life and times of “The Jammer”.

Bob is survived by his wife and his 10 children.

Bob’s uncle, fondly mentioned as Uncle Pat, who raised Bob as his son when his parents died, spoke about how the radio legend loved music whilst a toddler.