To say it’s been a rough period for Katlego Maboe would be an understatement: following THAT video which exposed his cheating ways, his wife Monique Muller then accused him of being abusive and giving her an STI. This, of course, affected several bags, as gig after gig severed ties with him, most notably OUTsurance and Expresso, the show he was a host on.
While many applauded the insurer’s decision to get rid of him as a brand ambassador, others felt it was unfair. So unfair, in fact, that fans started a Change.org petition titled ‘Bring Back Katlego Maboe’, which threatens to boycott OUTsurance if their demand isn’t met.
The month-old petition’s goal is to reach 75,000 signatures. And guess what? It’s almost there – it currently has almost 69,000 signatures! Wild.The fan who started the petition, Lindy, writes in the description: “Is [Katlego] not allowed to have a personal life? I am not condoning his behaviour of cheating on his partner but this young man is human after all and I feel this woman took their internal bedroom or home affairs to the outside world of which it doesn’t concern us and it doesn’t concern his work as well.”
Lindy later states: “This is their bedroom issue!”
The comments on the petition drag Monique, accusing her of being “vindictive” and claiming Katlego “is the victim here”. The petition also says: “Her [sic] partner is the one who dented his career by laying out in world their own personal home affairs and it is so unfair to Katlego.”
In October, a video surfaced of Katlego confessing to cheating on his wife with a woman named Nikita Murray, who is also married and has since found herself thrust into the spotlight.
Through her lawyers, she denied giving Katlego an STI. “Due to these allegations, Mrs Murray had undergone a medical test to confirm that she has no sexually transmitted disease. The claims by Mr Maboe that Mrs Murray was the cause of him contracting the STD as accused of by the person who made the video, is therefore irresponsible and impossible.”
Monique has alleged that Katlego gave her the STI called HPV, which can cause cervical cancer. Her brother also posted on his Instagram that she was a victim of abuse at the hands of Maboe, who has denied the allegations of abuse and giving his wife an STI.
“I would like to state that I have never abused my partner. I have always and will always stand up against the abuse of women and children – in fact, the abuse of anyone for that matter,” he said in a statement.
Things have been fairly quiet for Katlego since the initial storm, although he recently trended again because his adverts as brand ambassador of – wait for it – Playboy.
You can’t make this up!