SuperSport fires popular presenter Robert Marawa via SMS

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Robert Marawa, one of South Africa’s most popular TV and radio sports presenters, has been unceremoniously fired by SuperSport.

According to reports, Marawa had met the pay channel’s management on Wednesday and was told that his contract would not be renewed. SuperSport confirmed the decision had been taken, saying that a “restructure” of its football coverage did not include Marawa.

But on Thursday, the sportscaster took to Twitter to announce that he had been fired from his popular SuperSport television show, Thursday Night Live with Marawa, via text message.

He said he received the message just hours before he was to head to studio for the live broadcast of the show.

“I received a text around 18H50 tonight informing me that I should not bother coming to Studio for Thursday Night Live with Marawa Show on @SuperSportTV… I would like to thank all those who have supported my journey as a Sportscaster & those I’ve worked with at Supersport!” Marawa tweeted to

No reasons have yet been advanced by SuperSport for dismissing Marawa but many have speculated that Marawa’s earlier tweet calling out sexual harassment at the channel might have been the reason they dumped him.

Meanwhile, Zambian soccer icon Kalusha Bwalya, who had a stint as a pundit on SuperSport, has offered his support for the dismissed Marawa.

“My Brother, sorry to hear this. You will always have our support because you are an incredible human being and the best professional at what you do. Heads up. I am sure the people will come back to their senses,” tweeted Bwalya, in response to Marawa’s tweet.

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