Expresso Morning Show suspends presenter Katlego Maboe over allegations of abuse.
Katlego Maboe. Picture: @katlegomaboe/Twitter.
TV presenter Katlego Maboe has been suspended from the SABC 3 Expresso breakfast show pending an investigation into allegations of Gender Based Violence.
This comes after a video of a heated argument between him and his partner Monique Muller surfaced on social media in the early hours of Friday morning.
In the video, Maboe confesses to cheating on his partner.
His partner alleges that he gave her a sexually transmitted disease, affecting the chances of her having another child.
He has since released a statement in which he admits to being unfaithful, but denied the allegations of abuse.
"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."
In a statement, Cardova Productions said Maboe will not be appearing on the show until the matter has been fully investigated.
"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. 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."
Outsurance, meanwhile, has taken a very similar stance. Although they have stated that Maboe ‘should be given space to deal with the situation, a spokesperson for the company told media blogger TV With Thinus that all adverts featuring their under-fire host would be removed from both social media and their televisual campaigns: