Katlego Maboe Receives Warm Welcome From Expresso Team!

The TV presenter opens up about his suicidal thoughts and more

By  | Aug 08, 2022, 01:43 PM  | Katlego Maboe  | Top of the

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#KatIsBack! is trending on social media and it is all because of Katlego Maboe's triumphant return to Expresso on S3. The disgraced TV presenter made his first appearance on the morning talk show this morning and viewers expressed their excitement over his return.

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It was an emotional affair as Katlego Maboe returned to Expresso and he took some time to greet his co-presenters and we got to see his close relationship with Graeme Richards.

Katlego sat down with Graeme and together got the chance to speak openly about his life over the past 2 years. 

“A lot has changed. I didn’t know what this would feel like, It felt good. It felt welcoming, like home. Just a home that you haven’t seen in a long time," he opened up.

He said what happened to him does not deter him from his goal in life, “No matter what has happened to me over the past couple of years, I never want to let go of this desire that I have, to be a force of positivity in people’s lives. There was a moment when I thought the darkest thoughts. I thought wouldn’t it be better if it was just done? Just quickly. Now. Done. My family wouldn’t have to worry about having to call me every day and deal with me”.

Katlego spoke proudly of the support system he received from his family and friends. “There have been many touch-and-go moments where my self-identity was questioned, but I worked my way through it with support from friends and family and people who I met in person or on social media who have constantly told me to ‘Get up and start again’.”

He also took an opportunity to thank the people who supported him, sayin there are more good moments to come, “To every single person who has prayed for this moment and wielded it to come to fruition, thank you from the bottom of my heart. I cannot tell you how much this means to me. Here’s to many more feel-good moments.”

Katlego acknowledged that his son helped him realise his self-worth. He spoke about how his son gave him a sense of stability and how he helped him overcome all that he did in the past years.

“That realisation came to me, even more so, once I had my son. I would look at him and the way he looks at me and how he tries to imitate me in certain things that he does, made me find certain stability within myself of acceptance where, perhaps, he would learn, in the years to come, to accept himself for who he is. It made me realise that I am made of strong stuff. I have to believe that I am made of stronger stuff than this”.

“A lot of people look at the last couple of years and the downside of it. They look at the loss and everything that came with that, but I look at the fact that I have had a solid two and a half years of quality time with my son and nothing can replace that. Not any amount of money or dream or ambition or achievement could ever replace that. But yes, I want to show him what the world is about, the importance of connection with human beings, to have empathy, and understanding.”

You can watch Katlego in action on S3!

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