A Jub Jub kiss-and-tell doccie

2012-10-20 18:46

The unravelling downfall of convicted murderer Molemo Maarohanye has quietly been documented by a young Johannesburg filmmaker, Nolitha Tshinavha.

In the hour-long exclusively shot documentary, viewers get to see Maarohanye’s emotions during the dramatic months of his high-profile trial.

The 32-year-old opens up to the camera and tearfully asks how his nation and fans could turn their backs on him.

Maarohanye and his former friend, Themba Tshabalala, were found guilty on ­Tuesday in the Protea Magistrates’ Court in Soweto on charges of murder, attempted ­murder and driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

This after their speeding cars ploughed into a group of teenagers on March 8 2010, killing four and leaving two brain damaged.

Each of the counts carry a minimum sentence of 15 years in prison.

Sentencing is set for November 30.

The documentary, which is the brainchild of Tshinavha’s Baxopath Media, is still to be snapped up by local broadcasters.

In a voice-over, Maarohanye says: “I would be lying if I said that I haven’t thought of taking my life.”

In the interviews he says what he thinks the court verdict would be, answers why he took drugs and how his life has changed.

In a statement, Baxopath Media said: “Our aim is to find out what really happened on that fateful ­afternoon in March, what could have provoked the behaviour and how the tragedy has affected his career and everyday life.”

Featured in the documentary is Berry Kotzer, a youth counsellor and church minister advocating mercy for Maarohanye.

He argues that there should be ­healing and reconciliation from the families and the community ­instead of bashing Maarohanye.

The as-yet-unnamed doccie takes Maarohanye back to the accident scene where the fallen star chokes as he retells the events.

“I wasn’t overtaking anyone. I was on the right side of the street. I was on the right side of the law.”

Once the life of the party, Jub Jub, as he is affectionately known, lost friends, his mother and a lover who swore she would stand by him.

“Anything that I have ever done from the time that you guys (fans) knew me has been nothing but ­happiness,” he says at one point, sobbing.

The grieving families are ­featured, as well as community members voicing their opinions about the tragedy.



In the latest footage, which was shot last week as judgment day was approaching, Maarohanye is seen with blood-shot eyes and constantly looking down while cracking his knuckles.

At one point, he clutches a Bible as he appeals for bail, which was denied.

The filmmakers say that the doccie has “great potential to begin the process of reconciliation and healing, also to see the man that he is and not what’s perceived of him”.


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