Sonia Booth responded to Matthew Booth's statement on Wednesday with an Instagram post.
The full unedited response reads:
Your legal fees + my legal fees paid by You and I. The lawyers win BIG TIME, the elephants AND the grass lose major-ly. Finish off what's left of the boys educational funds, in the middle of their exams...Talk about using actual cash to start the fire instead of newspapers or Sales House//Ellerines/Ok Bazaar catagues.
Umfazi we phepha! (No pun intended)"
Matthew Booth speaks out: 'The matter has been handed over to my attorneys'
"The matter has been handed over to my attorneys who have been instructed to vigorously take the necessary steps to claim the appropriate relief," former professional footballer Matthew Booth told News24 in a statement on Wednesday.
He added, "I will leave this to the legal system and let the truth prevail in due course."
In the posts, which have since gone viral, Sonia claimed she’d been tracking Matthew for months and made various allegations against him and Bongani Mthombeni-Möller.
"It is with utmost sadness and disappointment that my wife Sonia Booth resorted to airing these unfounded allegations on all public platforms with an intention to tarnish my name without discussing them with me, and without considering the damage these allegations will cause, especially to our minor children who are in the middle of their final exams and to the Mthombeni-Möller family," Matthew added.
He appealed to Mthombeni-Möller, the corporates, and sponsors who have partnered with the Booth Trust for the advancement of soccer development initiatives "not to allow this personal matter to deter the good work that’s being done, and that which lies ahead".
Sonia on Tuesday did not want to add anything further when approached by News24 for comment. News24 on Wednesday again reached out to Sonia without success. News24 reached out to Bongani Mthombeni-Möller on social media for comment. Her account has since been disabled. She has not made a public statement following the allegations made against her.