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'Business as usual' following Willemse walk-out says SuperSport

22 May 2018 8:06 AM
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More details have emerged about the meeting between Ashwin Willemse and two of his colleagues at SuperSport HQ following walk-out.

SuperSport has confirmed that it will be 'business as usual' at the sports channel this weekend.

It follows the live walk-out by presenter and former rugby star Ashswin Willemse on Saturday night.

He left the set after accusing fellow presenters Nick Mallett and Naas Botha of 'patronizing' him.

The disagreement led to all three men attending a meeting at MultiChoice HQ on Monday, but it's claimed there was no accusation of racism.

Nobody put the issue of racism on the table.

Clinton Van Der Berg Communications Manager at Supersport

That isn't to say that issues of race and culture weren't discussed, we did grapple with issues of different perception, culture, background - as many South Africans do.

Clinton Van Der Berg Communications Manager at Supersport

One thing that Nick said yesterday that stood out was, 'I can't claim that I understand Ashwin's world because I've never walked in his shoes.

Clinton Van Der Berg Communications Manager at Supersport

Van Der Berg says an investigation in to the incident will continue you, but says in terms of the show it's 'business as usual',

Listen to the full interview here:


22 May 2018 8:06 AM
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