Health scare for Marawa
RADIO and TV sports anchor Robert Marawa had another health scare last week and almost could not MC the South African Sports Awards.
Marawa (38), who hosts soccer shows on SuperSport and Metro FM, got food poisoning just before the annual event at Sun City.
He was treated on the premises and managed to continue as co-host of the event with Minnie Dlamini and Thomas Mlambo.
When Marawa collapsed in the hours before the event, it was feared that he was having a relapse of his heart ailment.
But speaking to Sunday World this week, he said it was a mild case of food poisoning”.
There were no signs of him being unwell during the show.
In 2008, Marawa had a heart attack after a session at the gym after he had not exercised for a while.
He attributed the heart attack to his rushed and unhealthy lifestyle because he had no history of heart conditions in his family.
Marawa is now an ambassador for the Think Red Campaign, a joint initiative between the Heart and Stroke Foundation of South Africa and Unilever.
The Department of Sport and Recreation, which organised the award ceremony, said nothing was reported to it regarding Marawa’s health scare.
We are not aware of Marawa being ill or treated for anything prior to the awards,” said Paena Galane, spokesman for Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula.