Katlego Maboe Biography: Early Life, Family, Career, Court Case, Comeback
Katlego Maboe is a South African television personality, widely recognized for his notable contributions to the entertainment industry. With a diverse background in music and stage hosting, Katlego’s artistic abilities were evident even during his college years, despite his education in accounting. In addition to his successful career, he has also been involved in numerous philanthropic endeavours. Let’s delve deeper into his life and achievements.
Born on 29 October 1986 in Ikageng township near Potchefstroom, South Africa, Katlego Maboe completed his high school education in 2004 before enrolling in a Bachelor’s degree in Chartered Accounting at North-West University in 2007.
Fluent in Afrikaans, English, and Setswana, Katlego’s linguistic abilities are impressive. His passion for music was evident from a young age, as he joined the North West Children’s Choir in 1998.
During his college years, Katlego’s love for singing persisted, and he joined Flip A Coin, a South African acapella boy band, as a singer and beatboxer.
Katlego Maboe moved to Potchefstroom in the North West Province in 1998 after his parents got divorced. Although nothing is known about his father, his mother, Beauty Maboe, was a teacher near Lichtenburg. After the divorce, Katlego’s late uncle became his father figure, taking him under his wing. Katlego was raised by his single mother and his loving grandparents, along with his two sisters.
Katlego Maboe Career
Katlego Maboe’s height of 5’10 or 178cm, coupled with his charming looks and exceptional communication skills, make him an ideal candidate for a television career.
In 2009, Katlego landed his first television gig by signing up for a program created by the lifestyle magazine, DEKAT. The show was in Afrikaans, and he later became a co-host on the SABC2 lifestyle magazine program, 50/50, followed by the Expresso Breakfast Show on SABC3. Katlego quickly won over fans and is regarded as the most popular of all the Expresso presenters.
In addition to these shows, Katlego has hosted several other television gigs, including the 2017 South African Film and Television Awards and the Afrikaanse Taal- en Kultuurvereniging (Afrikaans Language and Culture Association or ATKV). He has also hosted Tropika Island of Treasure in 2018, Huisgenoot Tempo Toekennings, and season two of the popular show, Strictly Come Dancing.
Despite his successful career in entertainment, Katlego is a trained chartered accountant who studied to be a CA before choosing to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.
Maboe won the Best TV Presenter at the South African Film and Television Awards in 2015 and 2016. He was nominated for a SAFTA for Best Television Presenter in 2021. It was cancelled because of his court case with his ex-wife.
Katlego Maboe Relationships
Monique Muller, who was in a relationship with Katlego Maboe since 2016, revealed that she got married after a one-night stand. Although there have been rumours of a secret wedding, most people believe that they are just living together as partners. Despite the controversies surrounding their marriage, they enjoyed a happy union for many years, and Monique gave birth to their son, Phoenix Katlego Maboe.
The trio lived together in Katlego Maboe’s house in Johannesburg until 2020, when things took a turn for the worse. Monique discovered that Katlego had cheated on her after contracting an STD, which she knew could only have come from her husband. As a result, Katlego was suspended from presenting the Expresso Show, and allegations of abuse against Monique surfaced, leading to him losing his deal with OUTsurance, for which he was the face of the brand. He was subsequently replaced by Elana Afrika, and the two have since separated.
In 2020, Katlego Maboe was accused of cheating on his former partner and the mother of his child, Monique Muller. He was also accused of abusing her by none other than Muller’s brother, Seth Muller.
He took to social media to call out the TV presenter for abusing his sister and trying to shut him up from speaking. However, after a two-year nightmare, he finally won his court case against her. The Magistrate absolved him of all allegations of misconduct towards his former partner and ruled that there were no grounds for the protection order.
Katlego Maboe Comeback
The talented presenter is slowly returning to the limelight with new presenting gigs and more. He was a host at the highly anticipated Nedbank International Polo at the Inanda Club on 22 April 2023. In addition, he announced that he has joined forces with The Wife actor Linda Majola and Dr Tshidi Gule for a new podcast titled The Wellness Plug.
Maboe is now back on Expresso on SABC 3 and also hosts Deal Or No Deal. In April 2023, he was announced as a host of the Metro FM Awards. He was also picked as the new presenter of Tropika Island of Treasures.