Mlambo, who walked out on Friday when Marawa was introduced during a staff meeting at the SABC, was the fifth presenter for the Metro FM sports show since Marawa's departure in the middle of last year.
Others who came and failed to make an impact include the likes of Mpho Maboi, Udo Carlese, Joe Mann and Owen Hannie.
Despite Marawa receiving a thunderous welcome from the majority of SABC staffers, Sunday World can reveal that his comeback was not easy.
It has been established, through several SABC officials close to the process, that there were contractual glitches that delayed the process.
Marawa confirmed the contractual hiccups, but said he was glad everything was sorted out to allow his comeback.
He refused to comment on his package deal.
Marawa told Sunday World only that he was approached by the SABC to come through and do the show.
"My role is literally to try to make sure the vision the SABC has with this kind of format works," he said.
The sports broadcaster, who is also a presenter at SuperSport, credited listeners and his fans for his return to the SABC.
"I have been sitting on the sidelines not doing any radio whatsoever and because it's a national platform as well, there was no way you can say no to talking to the masses across all different provinces in the country.
"We look forward to a unique show and hope that the people will participate, be interactive and aggressively tackle the issues we have in this country when it comes to sports transformation and so forth. We look forward to the journey moving forward with both Metro FM and Radio 2000," said Marawa.