Jub Jub’s family rubbishes suicide claims

2012-12-21 14:11

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The family of Molemo “Jub Jub” Maarohanye has denied claims that the disgraced hip-hop artist tried to commit suicide in prison.

He will spend his first Christmas behind bars after being sentenced to an effective 25 years’ imprisonment.

The sentencing followed the killing of four schoolchildren in Soweto in 2010 when Maarohanye and friend, Themba Tshabalala, were involved in a drag-racing accident.

Joburg daily, The Star, reported that his family said the fact that he could appeal against his sentence gave him hope.

“I don’t even want to entertain that (suicide rumour) because the boy knows there is a lot to be done and that there is still hope,” said Maarohanye’s uncle, Mogosi Moleko.

Maarohanye is serving his sentence in the Johannesburg Prison.

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