Katlego Maboe’s misery continued after he was arrested for violating the terms of a court order which his estranged wife, Monique Muller, set against him. 

2021 started on the same rotten note which 2020 ended on for Katlego Maboe. The disgraced presenter, who used to be the face of SABC 3’s morning show Expresso, began the year behind bars after he was arrested for breaching the clearly stipulated terms of a court order which his soon-to-be-ex-wife had filed for in 2020.

According to reports this weekend, Katlego was arrested on the second of January and appeared in court the following week. 

A not-so-happy new year for Katlego Maboe 

While many of us were contemplating our New Year’s resolutions in a bid to experience improved fortunes in 2021, others began the new year on a more regretful note. One such person is Katlego Maboe, whose fall from grace in 2020 was unlike any that most of us had ever seen! 

The former Expresso presenter and Outsurance frontman was arrested just two days into the new year after he overstepped the boundaries laid out by his estranged spouse, Monique Muller. Although the details of his violation are still sketchy, News24 reported that the presenter was arrested on 2 January after breaching the terms of Monique’s court order against him. 

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According to a spokesperson for the Western Cape police, Colonel Andrew Traut, Maboe was arrested an then appeared in court shortly afterwards. He said to News24, “Kindly be advised that a 34-year-old man was arrested on 2 January 2021 in Pinelands for contempt of court and appeared in the Goodwood Magistrate’s Court on 6 January 2021”

Further details regarding his violation were not obtained by either News 24, or Rapport, who also reported on his arrest earlier this month. 

What next for Katlego Maboe? 

Although for many people 2021 can’t be worse than 2020, the same can’t be said for Katlego Maboe. Once the face of one of Mzansi’s biggest morning shows, with a “good guy” reputation to moot, Katlego is now seen as “untouchable” in the entertainment industry and has been absent from our screens ever since a video in which he confessed to cheating on his wife Monique. She alleged that he had also given her an STD.

The entire saga was dogged with allegations of domestic abuse and Monique has since moved out of their apartment in Sea Point with their one-year-old son. 

In the meantime, Katlego has been absent from all public platforms including social media and television. He has already been replaced as OUTsurance’s lead by his former colleague, Elana Arika-Bredenkamp. 

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Behind the scenes, it looks as if a court case to settle all matters (including the abuse allegations as well as the alleged court order violations) is under way.

Katlego’s Lawyer, Ellen Louis, defended her client, claiming that allegations against him were false and only intended to cause him emotional and financial harm. 


Do you think we will ever see Katlego Maboe on TV again?