Outsurance has released a press release regarding their plans for adverts with Katlego Maboe.
The Expresso presenter has being caught during a social media storm after abuse allegations levelled against him by his former girlfriend, Monique Muller, surfaced online.
Following this, a video surfaced online of an interaction with Maboe and Muller where he admits to cheating on her.
In statement , Outsurance spokesperson Natasha Kawulesar said they were conscious of the allegations and video and were engaging with him on the difficulty .
Furthermore, she said that Outsurance was giving him and his family time to handle the matter privately.
However, within the interim they might be removing all adverts featuring Maboe where practically possible.
See the complete statement below:
“We are conscious of the difficulty surrounding Katlego Maboe and have engaged with him on this.
“We want to supply Katlego and his family the time and space to affect this private situation.
“In the meantime, we’ll be removing all advertisements featuring Katlego as soon as practically possible.”
“The Expresso Morning Show” production company, Cardova Productions, has also issued a press release and said that they condemned acts of violence against women and youngsters and took the allegations seriously.
Furthermore, until the matter was fully “investigated, and pending the result , Maboe won’t be appearing on ’The Expresso Morning Show’”.
Speaking to IOL Entertainment, Maboe said he stood by his initial statement where he denied the abuse allegations, adding the matter was being litigated and thus legal .
“I’m respecting the legal process and everybody involved and not compromising anyone or bringing anyone into disrepute,” he said.
Concerning the video circulating on social media, where he’s apparently being filmed by Muller, Maboe said it had been filmed on August 24 and began as a daily evening reception and led to the grilling session.
“My child was used as a weapon, and as a father, i used to be placed during a position where i want to think about my love for him … I said what I said on the video and that i tried my best to a minimum of draw the road of the integrity of the people involved.
“I was very willing to possess the conversation together with her face to face but very soon realised the intention of the video from the start was for it to be released.”