Hawks man apologises for Jub Jub tweet

2012-10-19 07:04
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Johannesburg - Hawks spokesperson Colonel McIntosh Polela has apologised on Twitter for a comment he posted about murder-convicted musician Molemo "Jub Jub" Maarohanye.

"My tweet about Jub Jub on Tuesday nite [sic] was in poor taste," he said on Thursday.

"I profoundly regret posting [it] and hereby retract it. Je suis desole [I'm sorry]0".

On Tuesday, he tweeted about Maarohanye's first night in prison after he was convicted on four counts of murder, two of attempted murder, using drugs, racing on a public road, and driving under the influence of drugs.

His co-accused Themba Tshabalala was also convicted of the same charges in the Protea Magistrate's Court.

"I trust that JubJub's [sic] supporters gave him a jar of Vaseline to take to prison," Polela posted at the time.

His tweet made news headlines with many criticising him as a Hawks official.

One twitter user asked him: "What's Vaseline for in prison?," to which Polela replied, "Polishing specialized prison shoes!"

His Twitter account also says: "My tweets are 4 my tweeps. No publishing."

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