SuperSport has announced that Ashwin Willemse will not return to the channel
as his contract has expired. Willemse was part of the panel of experts on
the Super Rugby show.
Willemse, Naas Botha and Nick Mallett were entangled in an apparent race-related incident
when Willemse walked off the set of a Live tv broadcast on 19 May this year.
Willemse claimed that he was “undermined” and “patronised” by his co-hosts.
Supersport immediately launched an independent investigation. Following the inquiry,
Naas Botha and Nick Mallett returned to the channel, but Willemse did not.
Willemse threatened to take the matter to the Equality court but this is yet
theSouthAfrica has requested comment from Willemse, but have not had a response.