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Katlego Maboe emerges as favourite at 2021 SAFTAs

Andile Sicetsha - 29.04.2021

It seems Katlego Maboe is an early favourite to bag an award at this year’s SAFTAs.

Social media is abuzz on Thursday and in a noisy corner, Katlego Maboe is a hot subject of debate.

2021 SAFTAs centred in controversy over Katlego Maboe

On Thursday, the South African Film and TV Awards (2021 SAFTAs) announced its complete nominations list with more than 50 categories in contention.

Of particular interest to many were nominees listed in the Best TV Presenter category. Maboe, whose cancellation was a public affair, was in the running and those who still breathe from the wounds suffered by Monique Muller were perturbed by this.

The former Express Show co-host is up for the contentious category for his work on the reality TV competition Tropika Island of Treasure Curacao. It will be a tough outing for the 34-year-old since Devi Sankeree Govender (The Devi Show), Palesa Tembe (Afternoon Express) and Dineo Ranaka (Yimlo) are just some of the favourites capable of snatching the SAFTA.

Alas, his inclusion was still a mind-boggler for many. Maboe’s hive, however, has not stood silent in the attacks levelled against him. A new campaign has risen to see the former OUTSurance ambassador win the category. Although, nowhere is it stated that the Best TV Presenter category is open for fan votes.

Here are some of the reactions we picked out from the trending topic: