Byon January 5, 2017
By Siyabonga Ngcangisa
Not only was hip-hop singer Molemo “Jub Jub” Maarohanye released on parole today, but he immediately offered DRUM a listen to his new single, Ke Kopa Tshwarelo.
On the track featuring Afro-jazz legend Tsepo Tshola, Jub Jub asks the nation to give him a second chance and apologises for the 2010 drag-racing incident where he and his friend Themba Tshabalala ran over schoolkids in Soweto.
In 2012, the pair was found guilty of murder, attempted murder, driving under the influence of drugs and racing on a public road. However, the murder conviction was eventually overturned to culpable homicide in 2014 and their original 25-year sentences were reduced to eight years.
The four boys killed in the tragedy were Phomello Masemola, Prince Mohube, Andile Mthombeni and Mlungisi Cwayi, while Frank Mlambo and Fumani Mushwana are brain-damaged.
The convicted killer wrote Ke Kopa Tshwarelo while he was inside Leeuwkop Correctional Centre in Johannesburg.