Last updated on Nov 29th, 2020 at 08:01 am

Monique Muller, estranged spouse to Katlego Maboe, has spoken out for the first time since her controversial split from the TV star went public.

We are well into the 2020 edition of 16 Days of Activism, and it’s no surprise to see that some of the most influential figures in South Africa are speaking out against gender-based violence.

Violent acts against women and children in our country are appearing more and more frequently in news and on social media, Monique Muller has also lent her voice to the movement after exposing her then-husband; TV personality Katlego Maboe as a cheat and later claiming, in an interview, that he had also been abusive during their marriage.

Monique Muller speaks out

It has been over a month since the last time that we heard from Monique Muller and at the time the situation was less-than-ideal. A video of her fight with her estranged partner, Katlego Maboe went viral in which she could be heard accusing him of cheating on her numerous times and giving her an STD in the process.

That video seemed to open a can of worms in which we found out plenty about what was going on behind the scenes of their relationship. Things took an even more serious turn when it was alleged that Katlego had physically abused her and that she had opened a case assault against him. Furthermore, Katlego had to appear in court in early November after breaching the terms of a protection order she set out against him.

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Since then, it’s been radio silence from both parties, until this week when Monique used her platform to speak out against gender-based violence. She shared her support for Siya and Rachel Kolisi’s anti-GBV campaign in a series of Instagram posts:

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Monique and Katlego: what we know

Aside from this, Monique and Katlego have almost completely disappeared from social media. Here is a summary of some of the last events that took place in their public saga:

Monique found it “unfair”

After Katlego was outed for his affair, the presenter was suspended from his duties on SABC 3’s breakfast show Expresso, as well as from appearing on Outsurance’s “Chencha daai ding!” adverts. When a number of users petitioned to have his positions restored, Monique revealed how unfair she found it that he was receiving all the support.

Court case is ongoing

Katlego confessed that he had cheated on his wife during the time she needed him the most and admitted that a separation is currently being mandated by the courts.

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