The saga of SuperSport rugby pundit Ashwin Willemse’s walkout of a live broadcast last weekend took a new twist when he and co-presenters Nick Mallett and Naas Botha stood down on Friday. The trio will not feature on broadcasts for the foreseeable future‚ pending an independent review of the matter‚ chaired by a Senior Counsel‚ commissioned by SuperSport. The mediator is tasked with resolving the issues around Willemse’s dissatisfaction with allegedly being undermined by Mallett and Botha. Willemse has only made a single comment on the matter since his walkout‚ saying: "The complexity of the issues is very profound." Last weekend, he directed comments at fellow former Springboks Botha and Mallett before walking off the set following the Lions versus Brumbies match. Willemse‚ a former Springbok wing who played 19 Tests and was a member of the 2007 World Cup-winning squad‚ claimed he‚ "can’t work with people who undermine other people". In a pointed monologue following a commercial br...

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