Jub Jub: There is nothing nice about prison

JOHANNESBURG – Hip hop artist Molemo 'Jub Jub' Maarohanye has spoken for the first time since being released on parole, saying that prison sharpened his character and broke him down.

Maarohanye and his friend Themba Tshabalala killed four children in an accident when they were drag racing near a school in 2010.

The two have been released on parole after serving four years in jail.

“At times I found it hard to cope, prison is not good for anybody,” Maarohanye said on SABC’s Morning Live on Thursday morning, performing his new song Ke Kopa Tshwarelo, meaning 'I am asking for forgiveness'.

He says he is grateful for being given a second chance.

Asked whether he was given preferential treatment because of his status he replied: “Prison doesn’t care if you are Jub Jub or not”.

“Prison is to get you in line, to rehabilitate you and straighten you out. It’s true punishment. There was no preferential treatment.”

Jub Jub said he was a changed man and confirmed that he is married.

“I have been married for a pretty long time.”

The artist added that he is now focusing on his family and career.


This article first appeared on EWN : Jub Jub: There is nothing nice about prison


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Powerball rolls over again. R140 million this time

Powerball rolls over again. R140 million this time

R140 million could be yours this Friday because the Powerball has rolled over again.

PowerBall rolls over again, this time to R125 million

PowerBall rolls over again, this time to R125 million

This Tuesday play PowerBall for the biggest ever estimated jackpot of R125 million.

Clive Barker touches on why Bafana Bafana have been failing

Clive Barker touches on why Bafana Bafana have been failing

Barker says there needs to be a change at the top management of Safa for South African football to do thrive like it once it.

Marks Maponyane: France deservedly won the Wold Cup

Marks Maponyane: France deservedly won the Wold Cup

Maponyane says this World Cup final was entertaining because of the goals produced between France and Croatia.

Why the VW Tiguan is not just a family car

Why the VW Tiguan is not just a family car

EWN’s motoring reporter Jacob Moshokoa says the new VW Tiguan is a vehicle ready for adventures.

Changing Jobs? Here’s what you need to do...

Changing Jobs? Here’s what you need to do...

Roelofse says when you move from one job to the next there are important things to attend to which will guard your financial security.

Popular articles
'Perhaps somebody is misleading the Public Protector'

'Perhaps somebody is misleading the Public Protector'

Bishop Malusi Mpumlwana gives his take on the supposed 'fightback' against Pravin Gordhan.

'I don’t spend much. I drive an old car. I’ve never been in debt'

'I don’t spend much. I drive an old car. I’ve never been in debt'

Bruce Whitfield interviews analyst Chris Gilmour about his attitude toward money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

Daughter of Timol murder accused Joao Rodrigues reveals sexual abuse

Daughter of Timol murder accused Joao Rodrigues reveals sexual abuse

Tilana Stander talks about the abuse she suffered at the hands of her father.

[LISTEN]  My Life Beyond HIV

[LISTEN] My Life Beyond HIV

Pholokgolo Ramothwala chats to Azania about living with HIV and his newly released book, My Life Beyond HIV.

WATCH:  Crash, bang, wallop! How would YOU explain this to YOUR boss?

WATCH: Crash, bang, wallop! How would YOU explain this to YOUR boss?

The woman comes out of the crash without a scratch but is visibly distressed by the incident that she may have to explain later.

[LISTEN] Steinhoff explained: 100 times more looted in Steinhoff saga than VBS

[LISTEN] Steinhoff explained: 100 times more looted in Steinhoff saga than VBS

Steinhoff’s Web of Deception: An Explainer with Financial Mail journalist Warren Thompson.

How to buy your first share (even if you only have R50, or less)

How to buy your first share (even if you only have R50, or less)

Got R50? No? Got R5? Personal finance expert Warren Ingram on how to buy shares with tiny amounts of money.