A social media storm erupted around TV Personality and The Expresso Morning Show-presenter Katlego Maboe. Allegations of infidelity and domestic violence against the popular presented have come to light on social media. Maboe and his wife Monique are reportedly in the process of a divorce due to his infidelity. The Expresso Morning Show by Cardova Productions has since removed Maboe as presenter pending an internal investigation. SABC3 and Cardova have publicly condemned any act of violence and mistreatment, especially against women and children.
“Certain serious allegations have been posted on social media about Katlego Maboe and, last night, a video was leaked showing Katlego Maboe seemingly admitting to cheating on his partner. We have been informed that a legal process relating to the allegations is currently sub-judice.”
We condemn any acts of violence and mistreatment, especially against women and children, and therefore take such allegations very seriously. Until such time as the matter has been fully investigated, and pending the outcome, Katlego Maboe will not be appearing on The Expresso Morning Show,” read the statement.
Meanwhile, Outsurance will be removing all advertisements featuring Maboe as ‘soon as is practically possible’. Outsurance spokesperson, Natasha Kawulesar, spoke to media: “We are aware of the issue surrounding Katlego Maboe and have engaged with him on this. We want to provide Katlego and his family the time and space to deal with this private situation. In the meantime, we will be removing all advertisements featuring Katlego as soon as practically possible.”
Maboe’s publicist, Fabrizia Degli Esposti in a statement to media said: “The allegations made against Katlego Maboe are false and are an attempt by his former partner to harass and victimise him in order to cause emotional harm, as well as reputational and economic damage. The matter is currently being litigated and is therefore sub-judice, and accordingly he cannot comment further as to do so would potentially be undermining the court’s process. Katlego Maboe kindly asks for privacy at this time.”
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Maboe admitted to cheating on his partner in an Instagram post after the video went viral on Thursday. “Truth: I was unfaithful to my partner during a very important time in our lives – an act I regret to this day. We are currently undergoing an unfortunate and painful separation which is being resolved through legal proceedings. As you can imagine, separations are quite a difficult thing to deal with, especially with a child involved. In light of the comments made against me, I would like to state that I have never abused my partner. I have always and will always stand up against the abuse of women and children – in fact, the abuse of anyone for that matter. I had chosen to deal with this matter privately to protect and safeguard our child. At the end of the day, our child is all that matters to me. However, I will leave this to the legal system and let the truth have its day.”