News of the death of the great ‘KB’ Molopyane spreads, saddening people around
Fans and colleagues still flood social media with tributes to veteran SABC broadcaster Kabelo “KB” Molopyane who died on Sunday morning.
Details surrounding the Motsweding FM host’s death haven’t been made public yet.
Acting spokesperson Moni Seapolelo said members of the SABC community would deeply miss the radio icon.
“His meaningful contribution to the SABC will still inspire all who knew him personally and professionally. He is going to be deeply missed and should his soul rest in peace,” said Moni.
KB’s notable career began in 1996 when he joined Motsweding FM as a voice-over drama artist. In 2002, the star began his journey as a number of morning and afternoon shows Ragoga Gee and Fokotsa Gee.
He is most famously known for his rugby, cricket, and football commentary in Setswana. KB was the host of Motsweding FM’s weekday sports program Mabaleng and weekend breakfast show Le re alphabets, becoming a household name in Mzansi.
With the news of KB’s passing, fans mourned the loss of their favorite presenter. Many of his avid listeners said they were deeply shattered by the loss of the Setswana legend.
Here are a number of the tributes:
Guys I'm shattered at the death of Kabelo "KB" Molopyane. Much as I knew he was sick but I never expected him to drop the mic like this. May the soul of KB RIP. His family must find strength, @motswedingfm Sports team and the entire station be consoled. Listener have lost talent. pic.twitter.com/rsgVFAMFLR
— Mathews_mpete (@MathewsMpete) January 17, 2021
In Loving Memory Of KB Molopyane pic.twitter.com/2ZhhWbZOH5
— Gaolaolwe Obotseng (@GaolaolweObots1) January 18, 2021
RIP KB Molopyane broadcast industry has lost a humble and dedicated person. Condolence to the family and MotswedingFM https://t.co/EuzPWxyqjg
— Andrew Sello Sekgabi (@SekgabiSello) January 18, 2021
My Heartfelt Condolences goes to Motsweding FM and the Family of the Late Kabelo (KB) Molopyane. May his Soul Rest In Peace!!! Our Young Humble Radio Presenter who was welcomed by Lindiwe MODISE at the Station when he joined the Station.
— Abbey Matlhapa (@AbbeyMatlhapa2) January 17, 2021
@KbMolopyane Your death is DEARLY hurting me even now,can't really cope💔
— Gomolemo (@haosqy) January 18, 2021
Some Memories with KB Molopyane. RIP Bro. You made me love Hip Hop on Motsweding FM. 2003-05 Friday Nights. pic.twitter.com/NFLCecu1ri
— @KTXzibit (@maleselakenneth) January 18, 2021
One thing about @KbMolopyane he lived and LOVED RADIO🤞🏽.
— PABI (@pabie_wendy) January 17, 2021
— Omphile_Monnaapula👑❤ (@OmphileMnaps) January 17, 2021
When I look at him I literally hear “Thulaganyo ya gago ya metshameko” 😭 RIP KB Molopyane 💔🕊 pic.twitter.com/XzNTPlZZcl
— Madam🌸 (@Pulane__K) January 17, 2021