In 2012 , Molemo “Jub Jub” Maarohanye and his friend Themba Tshabalala were convicted of culpable homicide for killing four children in 2010 while drag racing in Soweto. The incident left two other children severely injured. The pair were granted bail in January this year after spending half of their eight-year prison sentence behind bars.
In an interview on SABC’s Morning Live on Monday, Maarohanye said this time in prison changed him.
“I can confidently say that I am not the same person that I was. Prison sharpened my character, it really changed me in a big way.”
Maarohanye credits his relationship with God for keeping him going while he was incarcerated.
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“The only thing that has kept me going is God, I have a spiritual connection with him. Sometimes I send my God sms’, texts so we talk on the daily,” he said during the interview.
The Ndikhokhele singer admitted to having made bad decisions in the past adding that his experience has made him a better man intent on making sure that younger children do not follow in his footsteps.
Maarohanye says the incident is something that will haunt him for the rest of his life.
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“What happened on the eighth of March is nothing good, it is nothing to be proud of. For the stupid decisions that I took, this is something that I will have to live with for the rest of my life. Knowing that four kids passed on and two are brain brain damaged,” he explained in the interview.
Before his release, Maarohanye was accused of strangling his girlfriend on 2 December while on a home visit. The incident allegedly took place at Jub Jub’s house in Naturena, south of Joburg. According to a report by Herald Live, an assault case was opened against the star but was later withdrawn.
Maarohanye denied the allegations.
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