Ashwin Willemse will not return to his post as a rugby analyst on SuperSport.
SuperSport confirmed this on Tuesday, almost four months since Willemse walked off the set during a live discussion with Nick Mallett and Naas Botha. He accused the duo of undermining his authority.
Willemse twice failed to present his testimony during an independent investigation into the incident, which was led by senior advocate Vincent Maleka. It was later found that there was no underlying racism that led to the incident, clearing the way for Mallett and Botha to resume their studio duties.
‘Ashwin Willemse’s contract with SuperSport has expired and he will not be back on air,’ read SuperSport’s statement. ‘We have not heard from the equality court. We are in communication with the SA Human Rights Commission. We referred Advocate Maleka SC’s report to the commission, in accordance with one of his recommendations following his independent review of the matter.’