Last updated on Oct 26th, 2020 at 01:04 pm
After Katlego Maboe’s cheating confession rocked the nation, Nikita Murray (his alleged flame) and her legal team are poised to make a statement. Expresso’s producers and OUTsurance have also issued statements in recent hours…
The fallout from Katlego Maboe’s incriminating viral video has continued well into Friday morning and things are not looking good for the SAFTA-winning presenter. In case you missed the dramatic events from Thursday evening, a video of Katlego confessing to cheating on his wife Monique Muller was leaked to the public and in the 2-minute clip, the Expresso presenter not only admits to the indiscretion, but he also names the woman with whom he allegedly had an affair: Nikita Murray.
Who’s the ‘other woman’?
Social media users were quick to uncover information about the alleged “other woman” before it was discovered that she used to work for OUTsurance. This is the same insurance brand which has featured Katlego on its wildly successful “Chencha Daai Ding” campaign in 2020.
OUTsurance spokesperson, Natasha Kawulesar, told All4Women that “The person mentioned is an ex-employee. She has not worked for us in almost two years, since December 2018.”
The woman, who is named as “Nikita Marray” in the initial video, is also allegedly married.
A social media account in her name, which has not been verified, commented on the trending video with a plea to take it down. “This video has caused nothing but pain to me and my family. An official statement will be released in the morning from my lawyers. I kindly ask that you please take it down and stop retweeting please.”
Cardova Productions and OUTsurance Respond
Meanwhile, Cardova Productions – the media house which produces SABC 3’s morning show Expresso – as well as OUTsurance, have both issued statements of their own. The sentiments are similar in both statements as they have declared that they will be temporarily pausing Katlego’s appearances on both the breakfast show and the latter’s television commercials.
Part of Cardova Productions’ statement read, “We condemn any acts of violence and mistreatment, especially against women and children, and therefore take such allegations very seriously. Until such time as the matter has been fully investigated, and pending the outcome, Katlego Maboe will not be appearing on The Expresso Morning Show.”
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While OUTsurance Spokesperson Natasha Kawulesar said on behalf of the brand, “Following media reports of infidelity and an acrimonious marital relationship, including alleged physical abuse, involving Katlego Maboe, OUTsurance has engaged extensively with Katlego. It was decided that Katlego and his family should be afforded the space and time to deal with this matter.
“As part of that discussion, the proposal was to – in the meantime – suspend all advertisements featuring Katlego. OUTsurance remains of the opinion that the matter should be resolved in private.
“It is important to note that Katlego is not an OUTsurance employee nor a permanent contractor to OUTsurance. He is a professional actor who is paid on a campaign by campaign basis.
“Katlego has received his full compensation from OUTsurance for all past as well as the current campaign in which he was featured. This includes performance as well as full usage fees for the entire campaign.
“We also want to clarify that Nikita Murray is not a current OUTsurance employee. She last worked for the company in 2018. Katlego and Nikita met independently and not via any relation to OUTsurance.”
Katlego Maboe has not shared any further comments since he shared a statement of his own on social media on Thursday night. Katlego admitted to the infidelity but denied abusing his wife in any way. He also confirmed that proceedings to formalise a separation were underway.
This is a developing story and we will share more details as they become available.
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