- Robert Marawa's sexual harassment claims will be exposed today if a former colleague keeps her promise to reveal all
- Mmaphuti Mashamaite, fellow sportscaster, claims that she was sexually harassed by one of her bosses, deeming him a 'sexual predator'
- SuperSport, on the other hand, has remained silent on the matter, reiterating that there was no bad blood between them and Marawa
As Robert Marawa has fans crying foul at his unexpected dismissal, a new twist in the story has come to light.
Mmaphuti Mashamaite, a fellow sportscaster, has revealed that she suffered sexual harassment at the hands of one of her bosses, labeling him a 'sexual predator'.
Mashamaite says she has been forced to relocate to Limpopo as a result of the incident:
"I'm now in Limpopo because I fear for my life. I'm with my lawyer and publicist and they are advising me on how to deal with the issue."
Marawa, just a day before announcing his dismissal, took to Twitter to retweet Mashamaite's plight, but a tell-all press conference is scheduled to take place today, where she intends to reveal the identity of her alleged abuser.
Mashamaite, a lawyer and independent contractor, had previously revealed that she had been advised to remain silent over the incident for the sake of her brand:
"What did I just read? I was painted as a loose goose, wild child... just to cover for a sexual predator at work. I had three mental breakdowns soon after. I got less bookings. I couldn't talk. I can't talk still. But I'm tired. Even if I never work in this industry again..."
The Sowetan reports that she has indicated that she is willing to co-operate with authorities, and that a complaint had been laid with SuperSport.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that Mzansi is suspicious that Marawa's prompt dismissal and his support of his colleague are somehow connected.
In the meantime, SuperSport has remained relatively quiet about the situation, only repeating their earlier statement on the matter:
"Given that this is essentially a contractual issue, we cannot publicly discuss the matter beyond our original statement, which is as follows: SuperSport is in the process of an exciting refresh of its local presenter line-up, which will be unveiled as part of our new football season campaign. This restructure includes us not pursuing our contractual relationship with Robert Marawa. Robert was personally advised of our decision earlier this week. We are grateful for his contribution over the years and wish him great success in his future endeavours."
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