“We are not that disappointed because the aim was to bring the message, whether 1,000 attended or 10. And the superfans also represent the wider fans.
“Botha [Msila] came from Bloemfontein to be here just to be part of the message.”
Superfans who attended the march included Msila (Bloemfontein Celtic), Siza Bukhali (Jomo Cosmos), Mandla “Spikiri” Mkhwanazi (Swallows), Charles “Moholo Chillies” Nchabeleng (Mamelodi Sundowns) and Masilo Machaka (Kaizer Chiefs). Joy “Mama Joy” Chauke, who switched her support this week from Orlando Pirates to Royal AM, also attended.
Marawa last week announced he had signed a contract with Arena Holdings for his award-winning Marawa Sports Worldwide programme to be aired on the company's radio stations, Vuma FM in KwaZulu-Natal and Rise FM in Mpumalanga; and streamed on SowetanLIVE.co.za.
This may also have affected turnout at the march. Ngcobo said the march went ahead because the protestors still believe Marawa's important voice in sport needs to be aired on the radio stations of the public broadcaster.