CAPE TOWN: SuperSport have confirmed that Ashwin Willemse will not be back on television now that his contract with the company has expired.
It has been over three months since Willemse stunned South Africa on May 19 by walking off a live set during a Super Rugby broadcast, claiming that his colleagues Nick Mallett and Naas Botha had “undermined” and “patronised” him.
What followed was a media storm that resulted in an internal SuperSport inquiry.
Race was at the centre of the nation-wide debate that followed the incident, and as a result, all three presenters were taken off air by SuperSport while remaining on full pay.
Mallett, in particular, came in for heavy abuse on social media for an alleged history of speaking down to Willemse.
Mallett and Botha have since returned to the studio, while Willemse and his legal team have remained quiet.