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Jub Jub opens up on 2010 accident and making his TV come back

Television personality and rapper, Molemo ‘Jub Jub’ Maarohanye learnt life the hard way, but since his 2017 release on parole after serving four years of his sentence on culpable homicide, he has been focused on turning his life around for the better.

Better known as Jub Jub in the showbiz circle, he was released after serving four years of his eight year culpable homicide sentence after he killed four children and injured two others who have had permanent brain damage in 2010 during a drag racing incident.

In October Jub Jub recreated his Ndikhokhele hit song which featured great musicians from across all genres in South Africa. The song topped charts on all digital music platforms.

In a way to prove he was a reformed person, the Uyajola 9/9 presenter donated all profits of the song to the families affected by the 2010 incident.

Jub Jub revealed to TshisaLIVE that even though there was no way to erase what happened in the past, he was grateful that South Africans have forgiven him and accepted him back into society.

“I didn’t want to come back to TV or music… I just wanted to stay locked up at home cause I didn’t know how people were going to look at me… I’m just grateful that South Africans are a forgiving nation.

“I’m only grateful to God that I was able to live out those 10 years… to be able to get here where I would want to do something generally from the bottom of my heart.

“You can’t buy a family, you can’t manipulate situations, there’s nothing I can do that can erase what happened,” said a nervous and emotional Jub Jub.

The Ndikhokhele hit maker also said he never thought a day would come for him to speak to the media about the drag racing incident.

“To tell you the truth, it was the scariest thing… because I really didn’t think it was going to happen. I never thought a day would come where I’d be ready to boldly speak to you guys, especially about the ordeal,” he said.

He explained why the agenda of the press conference was kept secret.

“I wanna see you guys face to face because I played far away from you guys… but most importantly, having you guys there and telling you there all the same time was very impactful.”

Jub Jub has since found his seat back in the showbiz industry as he is a presenter on trending television channel, Moja Love. Jub Jub presents two shows centered on relationships, Uyajola 9/9 which exposes cheating partners and You Promised to Marry Me all on Moja Love television.

In October he was bold enough to bring together South Africa’s greatest musicians from all genres together to the remake of Ndikhokhele.

The remix features, Gospel star Benjamin Dube and Rebecca Malope along with Mlindo The Vocalist, Judith Sephuma, Lebo Sekgobela, Nathi and Black Diamond.