Katlego Maboe’s return shocks Mzansi

Katlego Maboe’s return shocks Mzansi

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Disgraced television presenter Katlego Maboe has just made an unexpected comeback all thanks to the South African Film and Television Awards.

The nominees for the prestigious awards were recently revealed and what caught a lot of people’s attention was the inclusion of television presenter Katlego Maboe seeing that he’s being counted out following his cheating scandal in 2020 that dominated the headlines.

Maboe is nominated in the Best Television Presenter category alongside Afternoon Express’ Palesa Tembe, Yimlo’s Dineo Ranaka, Hectic on 3’s Enhle Bizane, The Devi Show’s Devi Sankaree Govender, KN Verslag in gesprek’s Waldimar Pelser and Come Again’s Katchie Nzama.

Katlego Maboe fell from grace after a video of his wife accusing him of giving her an STD went viral. This caught many by surprise as the star has always kept a clean image in the public eye. In the video, Katlego admitted to cheating with a woman on a work trip. Following the video, the presenter lost out on all of his sponsorships and endorsement. He was relieved from his duties as a presenter on SABC 3’s Expresso.

In a statement shared on Instagram on the 23rd of October 2020, Maboe did admit to being unfaithful but denied ever being abusive to his partner. He also made it clear that he is putting the interests of his child first and asked to deal with the matter privately.

“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.”

This was followed by a petition from fans of the presenter who wanted him back on television. The goal of the petition was to reach 75, 000 signatures.

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Main Picture Credit: Katlego Maboe Instagram Account