Health scare for Marawa

Sunday World - - News - NONKU­L­ULEKO KHU­MALO

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.

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