JOHANNESBURG - TV presenter Katlego Maboe has been suspended from the SABC 3 Expresso breakfast show pending an investigation into allegations of gender-based violence as well as a confirmed cheating scandal.
A video taken by Maboe’s partner shows him admitting to cheating on her on one occasion with a woman who apparently works at the insurance company that he is an ambassador for. Maboe’s partner also states that he’s given her a sexually-transmitted disease which could affect her ability to have more children future.
Maboe released a statement denying the abuse allegation.
Channel24 reported on Friday that Expresso has removed Maboe from the show pending an internal investigation.
“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,” the show’s production company told Channel24.
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As a result of the allegations, Maboe has been suspended from the Expresso Show, pending an internal investigation
“Certain serious allegations have been posted on social media about Mr Katlego Maboe and, last night, a video was leaked showing Mr Maboe seemingly admitting to cheating on his partner,” Cardova Productions said to IOL.
Outsurance, a company Maboe has somewhat become the face of, has also pulled all adverts he stars in off the air.
“Outsurance removing all advertisements featuring Katlego Maboe ‘as soon as practically possible’”
After a video went viral, the Safta award-winning presenter posted a statement on social media.
“Truth: I was unfaithful to my partner during a very important time of our lives,” wrote Katlego.
Outsurance removing all advertisements featuring Katlego Maboe ‘as soon as practically possible’
Insurance company, Outsurance has revealed that all of their TV commercials starring Katlego Maboe will be removed “as soon as practically possible” following allegations of cheating and abuse made against the presenter.
Katlego Maboe removed from Expresso Morning Show pending internal investigation
In a statement shared with Channel24, Katlego Maboe’s publicist, Fabrizia Degli Esposti, 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.”
“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.”
Katlego Maboe addresses cheating, abuse claims: ‘I was unfaithful - I have never abused my partner’
Expresso presenter and Outsurance star Katlego Maboe is embroiled in a cheating scandal.
“Truth: I was unfaithful to my partner during a very important time of 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,” he wrote.
“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,” he ended the statement.
In the shocking video, Katlego confesses his infidelity to his partner who confronts him and asks him who he has had sex with. Eventually, he tells her, after his partner tells him that he might never see their son again.
His partner then alleges that Katlego gave her a sexually-transmitted infection (STI) that has damaged her womb, affecting the chances of her having another child.
SABC3 as well as Expresso, through its PR agency The Platinum Club, were asked in late-night media enquiries for comment which will be added here once received. Outsurance was also asked in a late-night media enquiry on Thursday night for comment.
“Katlego Maboe confesses to cheating on his wife and is accused of giving her an STD”
So, when a video of Maboe was released, which saw him confessing to not only his infidelity but giving his wife a sexually transmitted disease, many people thought it was scripted and fake.
However, it seems it is not fake - and it is very much Maboe in the video.
In the video, you can hear Maboe’s wife asking him whom he slept with. Maboe responds after he is threatened that he may never see his son again if he does not confess to the truth. A woman is then mentioned by the TV personality.
Many South Africans were taken aback by the fact that his wife filmed this conversation, but more so people were shocked at Maboe’s behaviour. He has, after all, projected himself to be a very model public figure.
This is not the first cheating scandal that Maboe has been involved in. Back in 2016, he and Lorna Maseko made Sunday tabloid news when pictures from a Durban July afterparty circulated of the two kissing.
He did have this to say, though:
“Katlego Maboe Was Abusing Wife Too: Brother-In-Law Spills More Tea”
Embattled television personality and presenter for Outsurance Katlego Maboe has been accused of being abusive to his wife Monique Muller by his brother-in-law Seth Muller.
Monique’s brother Seth Muller also took to social media to expose his brother alleging that apart from being adulterous he is also physically abusive to his wife. Seth claimed that Katlego Maboe’s lawyers have threatened to have him locked up if he continues exposing the abuse.
Writing on his Instagram Stories, Sean Muller said,
Quick update, just got a call from @katlegomaboe’s lawyer threatening to have me locked up and my friend @julian_literally if we speak up against this mans abuse he put my sister through. Fun fact, he prolly wouldn’t want the public to know either, he gave my sister an std which activated cancer cells and she might not be able to have children again. He also cheated on her while she was pregnant with his son and multiple other times. @katlegomaboe you can have me locked up, but once again, you can’t hide from this buddy. Mans is posting bible verses but abused my sister and has a domestic violence case against him at this very moment and is trying to shut me and my family up.
Katlego Maboe released a statement in which he admitted to having cheated on his wife. However, he strenuously denied the allegations that he was physically abusive.
We publish Katlego’s statement in full below,
Truth: I was unfaithful to my partner during a very important time of 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.
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“Media darling Katlego Maboe shows off his broad musical tastes”
Maboe says he’ll take listeners on a journey through his favourite songs from the 80s and 90s.
His playlist will include music from Bob Marley, ABBA, and the Carpenters while he shares the fond memories associated with each track.
I designed the playlist as a kind of smarties box of music that influenced me at different times in my life. Katlego Maboe, TV presenter and singer-songwriter
I really tried to make my hour-long playlist a trip down memory lane for myself and hopefully be able to help other people conjure up memories of days gone by and create new memories too. Katlego Maboe, TV presenter and singer-songwriter
Listen to Katlego Maboe in conversation with John Maytham:
Maboe was born in 1986 but it does not mean there are not some great tracks that he loves from that era.
He shares a birthday month with CapeTalk, October, and while CapeTalk’s cake day is on the 14th, Katlego will be blowing out the candles on the 29th.
He may have started off with a B Com in Chartered Accountancy, but even while studying it was his love for music that got him into the entertainment game.
Take a listen to his incredible voice and see what else he is up to on Instagram