Molemo “Jub Jub” Maarohanye, the well-known rapper and television presenter, found himself facing serious charges of rape, assault, and attempted murder. The Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court witnessed his appearance on Thursday afternoon, following his voluntary surrender to the police earlier in the day.
According to Lieutenant-Colonel Mavela Masondo, Gauteng’s police spokesperson, Maarohanye was processed at the Brixton police station before appearing in court. Despite the gravity of the charges against him, he was granted bail of R10,000.
Notably, in 2012, Maarohanye and his friend, Themba Tshabalala, were convicted of murder after they caused a fatal accident involving a group of schoolchildren during a drag race on Soweto streets in 2010. Tragically, four pupils lost their lives, and two others suffered severe brain injuries.
However, in 2014, the murder convictions were overturned, and the duo was instead found guilty of culpable homicide. Consequently, they were released from prison in early 2017, sparking controversy and public debate.