To millions of South Africans, he was the friendly face on breakfast TV, the guy with the infectious grin and boyish charm on adverts for an insurance giant.
Katlego Maboe seemed to have a bright future ahead of him. He was widely regarded as one of the best TV presenters in the business and has two SA Film and Television awards under his belt to prove it.
But how things have changed. The 33-year-old has now been suspended from Expresso, the SABC3 morning show where he was a presenter, and OUTsurance has removed all ads in which he features.