Ashwin Willemse has his 1st interview since SuperSport walk-off: My pain is genuine

Ashwin Willemse has his 1st interview since SuperSport walk-off: My pain is genuine

Former rugby player Ashwin Willemse has spoken up about the incident that caused him to walk-off during a live broadcast on SuperSport for the first time.

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On Tuesday, the rugby analyst spoke to Eusebius McKaiser during an interview on Talk Radio 702, where he opened up for the first time about the incident where he accused former apartheid rugby players Naas Botha and Nick Mallett of undermining him.

Eyewitness News reported Willemse has since his SuperSport walk-off reached out to both Botha and Mallett, and he is aware the situation is no light matter.

Briefly.co.za learned it was because of the magnitude of the issue that Willemse decided to turn to the Human Rights Commission (HRC).

According to Willemse, the HRC is his last hope to legitimise his "genuine pain" after an inquiry by SuperSport found there had been no racism leading up to the walk-off.

“We’ll participate in that process. There I’ll be allowed to engage in the appropriate forum and hopefully restore my dignity”, he was heard saying.

Take a look at his full interview below:

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Willemse's interview received a lot of comments, with some South Africans saying it was inspirational, while others slammed his 'unprofessional' walk-off, again.

"What's any of this got to do with him being extremely unprofessional and walking off the Supersport set in the middle of a live broadcast?", Facebook user Grant Kingwell commented.
Ashwin Willemse has his 1st interview since SuperSport walk-off: My pain is genuine

Comments on Willemse's interview. Photo credit: 702/Facebook

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