S3 and Cardova TV have confirmed the highly anticipated return of television host Katlego Maboe to The Expresso Morning Show.
Maboe will be back on the show on Monday.
At the end of 2020, Maboe took time off from co-presenting the show to focus on personal matters. This after allegations of abuse and cheating surfaced pitting him against his then-girlfriend Monique Muller.
Maboe received a backlash after a video of him wearing a purple gown and arguing with his partner went viral on social media. There was huge outcry for him to be canned as a presenter and as the face of the Outsurance brand.
In January 2022, he shared a statement about his court woes finally coming to an end. The statement read that he was absolved by the magistrate’s court against the allegations of misconduct made by his former partner.
After a protracted legal process, the court absolved him against the allegations.
On his big return to the show, he will be in conversation with Graeme Richards. He will also unpack the challenging journey he had been through over the past two years.
“It truly is difficult to put into words what I feel at the moment, being back to the place I called home for a decade,” said Maboe.
“I’m filled with so much gratitude for all those who have been supportive and encouraging throughout this journey and I’m looking forward to having the opportunity, once again, to help an incredible team deliver an inspiring show to our people.”
Maboe added: “I’m a mixture of tingling nerves and child-like excitement at the thought of the first ‘good morning’, and I hope that when all is said and done, I would have done everyone proud. Thank you all.
Patience Stevens, Cardova TV managing director, said: “Domestic violence is a serious problem in our society and one which Cardova as a company stands strongly against.
“We are relieved that the legal process has run its course and that Katlego has cleared himself in court of such allegations. He is a rare talent and we are very happy to be welcoming him back to Expresso.”
S3 head of channel Pat van Heerden said: “S3 has always viewed the allegations levelled against Mr Maboe in a serious light and we are delighted that the courts have exonerated him and he can now return to the Expresso family as the host of the show.”
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