"I wanted to deal with this matter appropriately... and I realise it was not a light matter... it's legitimate pain".
Lawyer explains there are a number of legal options for people who earn less than their colleagues, but do the same work.
'By not participating, Willemse could not challenge the versions of Botha, Mallett and the studio staff.'
Four black presenters have made claims of victimisation, pay disparity and intimidation against the channel, according to reports.
Mallett had reportedly previously written to SuperSport management asking not to be put on air with Willemse.
'It looks like the South African public is once again going to be robbed of the chance to see conflict handled well publicly.'
'This incident should serve as an opportunity to reflect and make this a teachable moment for all of us.'
"None of the presenters [has] been suspended, and they will continue to be remunerated in terms of their contracts."
The 'Being A Black Springbok' author reckons SuperSport's declaration that 'there was no racism involved' in the Ashwin Willemse spat is premature.
Seasoned sports anchor Echbert Boezak explains how Ashwin Willemse's walkout on SuperSport is symptomatic of a bigger problem.