Robert Marawa. (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)
Johannesburg - Robert Marawa believes the need for the SABC board to interfere with great on air talent was the reason for his departure from Metro FM in 2017.
In July of last year, the public broadcaster shocked their listeners as they announced they had parted ways with the veteran broadcaster after ongoing behind-the-scenes in-fighting.
“Is this about how individuals excite themselves or how they treat the talent?” he told Azania about his departure, “If she is great from 9-12 and the listeners are there, why do you wanna come and interfere with that? Why do you always wanna interfere with successful people that are bringing the listeners or potentially bringing the sponsors? There needs to be a minimizing of that.”
The issues between the SABC and Robert have since been sorted, with the 41-year-old set to make a return in August with two simulcast shows on Metro FM and Radio 2000.