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SuperSport fires presenter Robert Marawa via SMS

Sports TV and Radio presenter Robert Marawa was Thursday night fired from his SuperSport job via an SMS.

Marawa got dismissed less than two hours before the show that bears his name ‘Thursday Night Live with Marawa’ went live on air.

He posted a message on Twitter saying that he had been told not to come to the studio for his show which broadcasts on SS4 at 8.30pm.

“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 wrote.

Marawa was previously fired from the SABC in July 2017 and later rehired, and he was previously also fired from SoccerZone on SABC1.

In another tweet Marawa insinuated that he was fired for speaking against sexual harassment happening at SuperSport.

In a statement, the channel said: “SuperSport is in the process of an exciting refresh of its local presenter line-up, which will be unveiled as part of our new football season campaign.

“This restructure includes us not pursuing our contractual relationship with Robert Marawa.

“Robert was personally advised of our decision earlier this week.

“We are grateful for his contribution over the years, and wish him great success in his future endeavours.”

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