Cape Town - Local rapper Molemo "Jub Jub" Maarohanye and Themba Tshabalala have been released on parole after serving four years, one month and one day of their sentences.
According to News24 the two were originally found guilty on 16 October 2012 of murder, attempted murder, driving under the influence of drugs, and racing on a public road by the Protea Magistrate's Court in Soweto.
Jub Jub and Tshabalala were originally sentenced to 25 years for the murder of four children. The 2012 murder conviction was eventually overturned and reduced to an eight year sentence for culpable homicide in 2014.
The four boys killed in the incident were Prince Mohube, Mlungisi Cwayi, Andile Mthombeni, and Phomello Masemola. Frank Mlambo and Fumani Mushwana were left permanently brain-damaged.
According to the correctional services department spokesperson, Singabakho Nxumalo, they will complete the remainder of the sentence in the system of community corrections, whereby they must comply with a specific set of conditions and will be subjected to supervision until the sentence expires.