Ashwin Willemse has reacted with surprise to the news that he will not return to his post as a rugby analyst on SuperSport.
Ashwin Willemse will not return to his post as a rugby analyst on SuperSport.
Ashwin Willemse insists his SuperSport studio walk-off was based on the belief that the incident involving Nick Mallett and Naas Botha was rooted in racism.
Naas Botha will resume his studio duties for the first time on Saturday after the on-air incident involving Ashwin Willemse on 19 May.
SuperSport has resolved the main issues raised by several rugby presenters in a letter sent to management.
Cosatu has accused Nick Mallett of racism and will boycott SuperSport as the fallout from Ashwin Willemse’s walkout during a live broadcast continues.
Ashwin Willemse will approach the Equality Court to deal with the ongoing fallout of his walkout during a live SuperSport broadcast on 19 May.
Nick Mallett told SuperSport management that he did not want to work with Ashwin Willemse long before the latter walked out during a live TV broadcast.
Nick Mallett and Naas Botha will resume their studio duties in due course after it was found that there was no underlying racism that led to the on-air incident involving Ashwin Willemse on 19 May.
The probe into the SuperSport studio walkout saga has been extended until 18 June in order to allow Ashwin Willemse to testify.