Atteridgeville community remembers the late Bob ‘The Jammer’ Mabena

Community of Atteridgeville came in numbers to honor Bob Mabena

The community of Atteridgeville, including the Atteridgeville Business Forum, today drove in a convoy through the community to honor the late radio and TV legend, Bob ‘The Jammer” Mabena.

The convoy branded with The Jammer’s posters started from the Basement Engen Garage in Mareka Street from 12:00 pm and headed to Molaudzi Street for a silent prayer at Mr Mabena’s childhood home.

Through an interview conducted by Pheli Times, it emerged that most residents in Atteridgeville took a life lesson from radio legend, Bob ‘The Jammer’ Mabena, the anchor of the breakfast show on Power FM 98,7.

It was uncovered that the Jammer has left his community of Pheli with more reasons to strive for what is best in life.


Mr Mabena was described by members of the community as a goal-driven person who always wanted to share ideas with people to make Atteridgeville a better place.

A resident of Atteridgeville, Ms Nomsa Shibambo, said Mr Mabena was someone who worked in numerous community projects in Atteridgeville, the recent one being the cleaning of the Atteridgeville graves.

“We are so sad that our time with him was limited, but we take pride in what he taught us that whatever you do, do it to your best ability.

“He was driven by passion, a pioneer of solidarity, and not afraid to try new things,” Ms Shibambo said.

People in the community showed admiration for Mr Mabena with the memories they share about him, being mostly about his charisma.

The community members who participated in the memorial, laid wreaths and candles at the Mabena homestead to honor their hero.

The eldest daughter of Mr Mabena, Clementine, said, “My dad should be very happy wherever he is now, this is so touching, we thank you for paying your last respects to our father, it means a lot.”