Jul 20, 2024

Thobela FM listeners mourns the passing of News Anchor Matome Maupi

Thobela FM listeners have been plunged into mourning after the SABC broadcaster confirmed the shock passing of news reader Matome Maupi on Friday.

The renowned “Hlokwa la Tsela” broadcaster , who fans affectionately called Hlogo Ya Ditaba, passed away following a short illness on Thursday evening .

According to Social Media blogger Conty Lebepe, Maupi has been sick since February this year and has been on sick leave prior his death.


The public broadcaster issued a statement confirming Maupi’s untimely passing.


Thobela FM e wele ka mahlong. Mogaši wa lenaneo la Hlokwa la Tsela, Motome Maupi o robetše boroko bjo bogolo. Matome ‘Hlogo ya Ditaba’ o robetše maabane bošego. Moya wa gagwe o robale ka khutšo. #RIPMatomeMaupi


Tributes for the radio legend have been pouring in from Thobela FM listeners, as details of final funeral arrangements are awaited from his family.