SuperSport CEO reaches out to Ashwin Willemse after report clears Mallett and Botha
SuperSport CEO Gideon Khobane has insisted that Ashwin Willemse’s contract with the broadcaster has not been terminated even though the former Springbok winger did not participate in the Vincent Maleka-led inquiry. Willemse, a member of the squad that won the 2007 Rugby World Cup, walked out on fellow panellists Naas Botha and Nick Mallett at the SuperSport studios in Randburg after a Super Rugby game on May 19. In his report, Maleka cleared Mallett and Botha of racism allegations and they will resume their studio duties. But Khobane conceded that Maleka said the report was poorer without Willemse’s input. He was given an opportunity to participate in the inquiry. "Because Ashwin did not participate‚ the report did not have the comprehensive view of everyone who was involved," Khobane said. "However‚ advocate Maleka worked with the evidence that was before him and the other external parties that he consulted with."
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