SAD: Katlego Maboe Removed By Saftas From Best TV Presenter Category. It is raining cats and dogs on Katlego Maboe’s side as the South African Film and TV Awards (Saftas) dropped a bombshell on him on Friday afternoon as they revealed that they will be scratching the young presenter, Katlego Maboe from the best TV Presenter Category.
The Mzansi presenter was nominated in the category in which the winner will be voted by the general population.
Trouble started following a very public cheating scandal, and ab_se claims made against him by his former partner which threw him out of the spotlight.
The 34-year-old talented presenter stood put and acted as a man by admitting to cheating on his wife in an Instagram post, he dismissed any form of ab_se but the effort didn’t pay off.
A legal battle is still underway for the couple, maybe this is the main reason why Saftas is considering removing his name on the his nominated category, with the spirit of ‘guilty until proven innocent’
“After careful deliberation of concerns raised regarding the nomination of Mr. Katlego Maboe in the Best TV Presenter Public Vote Category, announced on Thursday, 29 April, 2021, the saftas’ jury has decided to rescind his nomination.
“The rescission is effective immediately and voting code 5 has been removed from the voting USSD line,” the Saftas said in a statement to the press.
Katlego was removed as host on the breakfast show, Expresso, following the fall-out at the end of 2020. He also featured in Outsurance TV ads that were pulled from air.
The 15th Saftas ceremony will be broadcast on Saturday 22 May from 18:30 on SABC 3.