- Katlego Maboe was arrested earlier this year for being in contempt of court
- Maboe appeared in the Goodwood Magistrate's Court for a case involving his former partner Monique Muller
- The star's publicist shared that the allegations against Katlego were "false"
Controversial former face of OUTsurance commercials Katlego Maboe was reportedly arrested earlier this month for being in contempt of court.
The TV presenter appeared in the Goodwood Magistrate's Court on 6 January following his arrest on 2 January in Pinelands, Western Cape police confirmed on Sunday, 17 January.
It is understood that the star appeared in a case involving his former partner and baby mama Monique Muller. Katlego's publicist Lerato Maleswena said the allegations made against her client were "false" and are allegedly an attempt by Monique to harass and victimise him.
News24 reports that the publicist could not comment further because the matter is sub-judice. Katlego's lawyer Ellen Louis told the publication that Katlego did not have to appear in court because the charges were "false and vexatious".
The lawyer said the senior prosecutor decides that there is no merit to the charges. Louis also declined to comment further because "it would prejudice my client".
Tweeps have reacted to Katkego's arrest. Check out some of their comments below:
"So this guy got fired from work for cheating on his wife? Something that happened in his private life, wow man, that's just insane."
"Let's not celebrate another man's downfall, yes he must be held accountable for his actions and all that but it's not worth celebrating."
"I hope the court will give him an opportunity to make amends for the violation."
"This is really sad... he must be feeling so bad."
In related news, Briefly.co.za reported that Katlego topped the trends list in 2020 after he admitted to cheating on his wife. The star trended on social media after his wife Monique Muller shared a video exposing that he had cheated on her and given her a STD (sexually transmitted disease).
Briefly.co.za recently reported that Katlego's name recently trended again after insurance company OUTsurance reportedly replaced the star with Elana Afrika. The media personality's supporters, who strongly feel that he cannot be replaced, took to Twitter to share their opinions after watching the insurance company's new advert featuring Elana.
Most tweeps were not impressed and expressed that they want their fave back instead of Elana, who is also a radio and TV host. OUTsurance ended their relationship with Katlego after the news of his cheating scandal went viral on social media in 2020. One tweep @GreatlyGifted21 said:
"What the crap is OUTsurance doing with this Elana Afrika's ad campaign? It looks a cheap, watered-down version of Katlego Maboe's. They should have left the drivers rather."
Enjoyed reading our story? Download BRIEFLY's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!