- Outsurance has released a statement about the company's relationship with Katlego Maboe amid his cheating scandal
- The actor, who does adverts for the insurance giant, is currently embroiled in a scandal after cheating on his wife
- Outsurance has stressed that the woman he cheated with is not an employee from within the company
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Outsurance has weighed in on the cheating scandal that ambassador Katlego Maboe has found himself entangled in. The insurance giant pulled their adverts featuring Katlego after video footage was released showing him admitting that he cheated on his wife with a woman named Nikita Murray.
Following the storm on social media, Outsurance has not spoken out about the contents of the video. Speaking to News24, representatives from the company said that Maboe did not meet Murray at Outsurance. According to the publication, the pair met "independently".
The company said that after engaging with Maboe on the matter, they decided to let them solve the issue as a family in private.
Outsurance added that Katlego received full payment for all the work he did with the company and nothing was taken from him after the scandal broke.
Briefly.co.za had previously reported that Katlego Maboe's career may not be down the drain just yet. His loyal fans have started a petition to have him brought back to TV after he was suspended. The presenter was suspended after a video was shared on social media of him admitting to cheating on his wife and giving her an STI (sexually-transmitted infection).
After being pressured by social media users, he was suspended from SABC3 show Expresso and his endorsements pulled out pending investigations.
Now fans are fighting back with a Change.org petition calling for the media personality to be allowed to resume his duties. The petition to bring him back to the TV screens has been making the rounds and is now sitting at over 40 000 signatures since Monday.
South African users took to the social media platform Twitter to discuss Katlego's predicament. Some are insisting that someone's personal life should not affect their professional life, suggesting that Katlego should not have lost his endorsement deals.
This sparked a debate on Twitter and the hashtag #KatlegoMustRise began to trend on Saturday morning. Taking to his Instagram account, Katlego apologised for his actions and admitted to cheating. He wrote:
"I was unfaithful to my partner during a very important time of our lives - an act I regret to this day."
Twitter users weighed in on the matter and here is what some of them had to say about Katlego losing his endorsement deals under the hashtag #KatlegoMaboeMustRise.
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