Iman Rappetti to replace late radio veteran Bob Mabena on Power 98.7

Kyle Zeeman Senior entertainment reporter
Iman Rappetti will take over the POWER 98.7 breakfast show from next Monday.
Iman Rappetti will take over the POWER 98.7 breakfast show from next Monday.
Image: POWER 98.7's Twitter

As the country continues to mourn the death of veteran radio and TV personality Bob Mabena, Power 98.7 has announced that his morning breakfast show will be taken over by celebrated media personality Iman Rappetti.

The news was confirmed by the station in a statement on Wednesday morning. The new-look breakfast show will start from next Monday.

Iman was previously at the station, hosting Power Talk for five years until her departure last April.

Taking to Twitter, Iman said she was honoured to “pick up the torch” from Bob Mabena and “keep it burning”.

“Beloved! I'll be joining Faith Mangope for POWER Breakfast from Monday! Did you know that Iman means Faith in Arabic? This was destined!

“Even though we are still in mourning over Bob Mabena, we pick up the torch and keep it burning.”


Bob died on August 10 after suffering a cardiac arrest at the age of 51. 

The star hosted several major radio and TV shows in a career spanning more than 30 years. He burst on to the scene in 1989 at the age of just 19 when he landed the afternoon drive show on Radio Bophuthatswana (Radio Bop).

He went on to host shows on Metro FM, Kaya FM, Highveld Stereo and hosted the breakfast show on Power 98.7 until his death.

Social media was abuzz with reaction to Iman's appointment, with her name firing up the Twitter trends list.

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