- Katlego Maboe was nominated for a SAFTAs award but a lot of people were furious
- The public outcry was so great that his nomination for Best TV Presenter was cancelled
- His code on the USSD voting line had been cancelled and social media users were divided on the decision
Katlego Maboe has lost out on a chance to win a SAFTA this year after his nomination was withdrawn following a severely negative reaction from the public.
The disgraced TV presenter is still facing allegations of abuse and when news broke that he had been nominated for the SAFTAs a lot of people were furious.
According to The Sowetan The SAFTAs released a statement explaining that Mr.Katlego Maboe was no longer eligible for Best TV Presenter Public Vote Category. His voting code five had been removed.
Social media users took to the internet in reaction to the news that Maboe's nomination had been cancelled:
"These SAFTA people, bayanya, what does cheating of Katlego Maboe have to do with his career or anyone for that matter."
"Guys, Katlego Maboe had an assault and domestic violence case opened at the cops against him. The #SAFTAs shouldn't have accepted his nomination, to begin with."
"For cheating, only Katlego Maboe has lost more than Jub Jub who killed 4 schoolchildren and permanently two others."
"YOU ARE A DISGRACE AND EVIL ORGANIZATION! (INDUSTRY) Bring back Katlego Maboe nomination and our votes. REFUND us! now you are done using him and our money to vote for him. Support and retweet #CANCELSAFTAS #CancelSAFTAS #CancelSAFTAS #CancelSAFTAS #CancelSAFTAS #BoycottSAFTAS"
Earlier, Briefly News had reported that disgraced Mzansi TV host Katlego Maboe has been nominated in this year's South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs).
The media personality, who has won two SAFTAs before, got the nod in the Best Television Presenter category despite making headlines for all the wrong reasons a few months back.
Maboe's name trended on social media after a video of his wife accusing him of giving her an STD went viral. Following the clip, the star lost all of his sponsorships and endorsements.
Entertainment commentator Phil Mpela took to Twitter recently to share Maboe's good news. Phil tweeted:
"And the nominees for Best TV presenter are... The surprise on the list is obviously, Katlego Maboe. His personal life has nothing to do with his talent but his nom is an eyebrow-raiser."
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