It seemed like a great plan: write the book, admit to the one night stand in multiple interviews and watch the money roll in. What Joost van der Westhuizen didn't count on, however, was the awesome reach of Naspers' celebrity-harvesting machine. He had barely uttered his mea culpa before the combination of Huisgenoot and Beeld rolled out a confession by Charmaine Weavers (née Gale) that she had had a sexual relationship with him both before and after he married Amor Vittone. All the situation needed was for Vittone to do the cheated-wife thing in public, and she promptly obliged. Now newspaper proprietors are praying Van der Westhuizen turns into the next Steve Hofmeyr, with an endless parade of former lovers coming forward to tell their stories.Read more: Beeld (Afrikaans), Jacaranda FM (video), The Times
While we have your attention...
An increasingly rare commodity, quality independent journalism costs money - though not nearly as much as its absence.
Every article, every day, is our contribution to Defending Truth in South Africa. If you would like to join us on this mission, you could do much worse than support Daily Maverick's quest by becoming a Maverick Insider.
Click here to become a Maverick Insider and get a closer look at the Truth.
Burger King is called "Hungry Jack's" in Australia. This is due to one restaurant in Adelaide having already claimed the named Burger King.