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SAFA sticks up for Robert Marawa after SABC sacking

News24
03 Aug 2021, 19:13 GMT+10

  • The South African Football Association has slammed the SABC's decision to can Robert Marawa's radio show.
  • Marawa's stint at the SABC came to an end last week when his radio show concluded on Thursday.
  • SAFA said Marawa's removal is an impediment to freedom of speech.

The South African Football Association (SAFA) has waded into the Robert Marawa's departure at the SABC, saying that his exit will hinder .

Marawa's most recent stint at the national broadcaster came to an end last week when his show that was carried by 2000FM and MetroFM was canned.

It has now been replaced by two separate shows on the 2000FM and Metro that are hosted by Andile Ncube and Thomas Mlambo respectively.

In a statement, SAFA said Marawa has been an excellent contributor for football and it will approach the SABC to discuss the Marawa matter.

the statement said.

In the statement, SAFA said Marawa's removal was an impediment to freedom of speech and diversity of opinions.

The SABC is the broadcast partner of SAFA.

the statement said.

Source: News24

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