Monday, 31 January 2022 17:34

Domestic violence case against Katlego Maboe dismissed by court.

By Lehlohonolo Lehana.

@katlegomaboe/Twitter.

TV presenter Katlego Maboe has expressed his gratitude after the Cape Town magistrate's court dismissed the charges brought against him by his former partner and mother of his son Monique Muller.

Maboe found himself at the centre of a cheating scandal in 2020 when a viral video lifted the lid on his and Monique's relationship problems and saw him admit to cheating, allegedly with Nikita Murray.

He confirmed his court victory in a media statement shared on social media.

"On 27 January 2022, TV personality Katlego Maboe was absolved by the Magistrate’s Court against allegations of alleged misconduct made by his former partner Ms Monique Muller in October 2020."

According to the statement, the court ruled that there were no grounds for Muller to obtain a protection order against Maboe.

"Furthermore, the court has not made a finding of acts of domestic violence that were allegedly perpetrated against Ms Muller, and as such, the matter has been dismissed. This is a great victory for Maboe who has maintained his innocence throughout the two-year ordeal."

In the statement, Maboe confirmed that things had "settled into a routine" for the son he shares with Muller, hinting that they had reached some sort of agreement regarding co-parenting.

He also thanked his friends and family for their support throughout the breakdown of his relationship and the public spectacle that ensued after he was exposed for cheating on Muller.

I may never know or understand the real motive behind all of this destruction and heartache right now, I just want to focus on putting the pieces of my life back together," said Maboe.

The statement confirmed that Maboe had also not recovered the loss of financial income he incurred since the start of the court battle. A loss stemming from the fact that he lost his job at Expresso and that OUTsurance cut ties with him and replaced him with Elana Afrika.

Maboe is now pursuing legal action against Women for Change founder Sabrina Walter and Dr Janet van Eeden in her capacity as chairperson for the South African Film and Television Awards (Saftas).

Meanwhile Muller is not happy with the outcome of the court case.

Taking to Instagram stories, Monique implored the journalists covering the story to get their hands on the judgment from the case and make their own determinations about its outcome as Maboe and his team were "trying to control the narrative".

"To set the record straight, as per the agreement between the two parties, there has been no new acts of domestic violence since the application of the IPO,"wrote Monique in reference to the interim protection order she obtained against Maboe.

"This is the correct outcome as per the court ruling, "she added.

Monique said she was no longer "gagged" from speaking up and would therefore no longer "allow these false narratives to continue".

She said she would love to be left alone but not at the expense of telling the truth.