"I will also be spending more time on the Mansfield Family Trust and the charitable work it does in South Africa," says Mansfield. "I have loved being a part of the HOT 91.9FM family, particularly because of the excellent, meaningful work they do within the community."

"It's been a great privilege to be able to contribute to this and I will cherish the memories of this time at HOT and the time I have spent together with my colleagues on the Breakfast show," adds Mansfield.

HOT 91.9's managing director Lloyd Madurai says, "Mansfield is a radio legend and has contributed immensely to the industry and the station; however, our primary concern is his health at this time."

"We would like to thank Mansfield for his incredible contribution as the anchor of the Breakfast show for the past three years. This is not a goodbye, as Manfield will continue to be part of the Hot 91.9FM family in his role as an ambassador for Hot Cares, the Christmas Wish and a contributor to the Hot 91.9FM Radio Academy," adds Madurai.

"We wish him well and pray for his full and speedy recovery," concludes Madurai. 

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