Determined to get the forgiveness of South Africans, Jub Jub painstakingly penned an “apology” song while he was in prison.
Though there was no indication whether the song was any good, Drum magazine is reporting that hip hop artist Molemo “Jub Jub” Maarohanye allowed them to take a listen to his new track, “Ke Kopa Tshwarelo” (Please Forgive Me). Apparently, the song talks of how sorry he is, in Setswana.
According to the tabloid, the track features Afro-jazz legend Tsepo Tshola. It’s basically a musical apology for his recklessness that landed him in prison for more than four years with Themba Tshabalala
The duo were on a drag race which went horribly wrong when they ploughed into a group of schoolkids, killing four and leaving two others brain damaged.
Molemo ‘JUB JUB’ Maarohanye and his co-accused, Tshabalala were on October 16, 2012, found guilty of so many crimes by the Protea Magistrate’s Court in Soweto. Some of the charges include – murder, attempted murder, driving under the influence of drugs, and racing on a public road.
By October 2014, their murder convictions were overturned and converted to culpable homicide convictions. They were handed 20 years for murder at the time. Subsequently, their sentences were reduced to 10 years, two of which were suspended.
However, it was confirmed on Thursday morning by Correctional Services that Jub Jub and his co-accused had been released on parole after serving four years of their eight years sentences.
Spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo said in a statement;
“The Department of Correctional Services can confirm the parole placement of Katlego Molemo Maarohanye and Themba Shabalala as approved by the Correctional Supervision and Parole Boards (CSPBs) of Leeuwkop and Baviaanspoort with effect from 5 January 2017.”
The decision was met with mixed feelings on social media.