Katlego Maboe

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Katlego Maboe didn’t appear in magistrate’s court as expected: Here’s why

Maboe was initially expected to appear in the magistrate’s court on Tuesday regarding a protection order. Here’s why it didn’t materialise.

Katlego Maboe

Photo: Gallo Images/Brenton Geach

Early on Tuesday morning 3 November, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) told The South African that popular TV host Katlego Maboe would be appearing in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court in connection with a protection order. 

A few hours later, the NPA made a u-turn saying that Maboe did not appear in the magistrate’s court on Tuesday due to a mix up of sorts with the docket. 


As previously reported by the Rapport, Maboe was expected to appear in court on Tuesday for allegedly breaching a protection order taken out against him by his former lover Monique Muller. 

NPA spokesperson Eric Ntabazalila confirmed the news saying that Maboe would appear in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday regarding a protection order. Ntabazalila could not, however, provide any further details regarding which courtroom and whether Muller would be present as well. 

A few hours later, Ntabazalila said the expected court appearance of Katlego Maboe did not take place on Tuesday morning. 

“When the prosecutor saw an article about allegations made, she contacted the police and asked about the court appearance. She was given today’s date for the court appearance,” said Ntabazalila. 

“This morning [Tuesday] the docket was not brought to court as was expected. She has since asked for the docket to peruse it,” he added.  

Ntabazalila said no date has yet been set for Maboe’s appearance.

There have, however, been reports that Maboe was present at the Cape Town regional court on Tuesday. When The South African asked Ntabazalila for confirmation, he said he was not aware of any appearance in the regional court.


Maboe and Muller were trending on social media at the end of October after a video of Maboe’s cheating confession went viral. Muller was the one taking the video in which one could hear her asking him multiple questions. 

In the video, he admitted to cheating on her but said it only happened once in a hotel. He also confirmed that he gave her an STD. 

In an interview with BingeNews, Muller mentioned an assault and filling a protection order as a result. Maboe took to Twitter saying that he did cheat and he did pass on an STD but maintained that he would never abuse his partner. 

“I have always and will always stand up against the abuse of women and children – in fact, the abuse of anyone for that matter. In light of the comments made against me, I would like to state that I have never abused my partner,” he said.