SABC buys Jub Jub doccie for undisclosed amount

2013-02-17 10:00

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The long-awaited Jub Jub documentary could finally make its way onto our small screens.

The hour-long film looks at the once prominent rapper’s life and his fall from grace.

The Ndi’khokhele hitmaker was convicted of four counts of murder and two of attempted murder for drag racing on a public road and ploughing into a group of school children, killing four of them.

Maarohanye and co-accused Themba Tshabalala were sentenced to 25 years in prison.

Maarohanye is appealing the ruling in the South Gauteng High Court.

SABC general manager Leo Manne said they were in talks with the show’s producer, Baxopath Media, and couldn’t disclose any further details.

However, Maarohanye’s spokesperson let the cat out of the bag: “I can confirm that the documentary has been bought by the SABC,” he said.

Baxopath Media is owned by Maarohanye’s loyal friend and business partner Rali Mampeule.

Cino Searer, Maarohanye’s spokesperson, would not disclose the amount the documentary was bought for or which channel would air it.

The documentary opens with a remorseful Maarohanye, in tears, saying: “I would be lying if I said I hadn’t thought of taking my life.”

He also asks how the country he has done so much for can turn its back on him. In a scene where he retraces the events of that fateful afternoon, an emotional Maarohanye is seen choking on his words and holding back tears.

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