A Jub Jub kiss-and-tell doccie

2012-10-21 21:34
Sixolisiwe Ndawo, City Press
Johannesburg - 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 8 March 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 30 November.

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 was seen with blood-shot eyes and constantly looking down while cracking his knuckles.

At one point, he clutched a Bible as he appealed 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”.

Comments

  • sicelo.kiva1 - 2012-10-21 12:40

    I totaly disagree wth this filmaking thing even if I dnt understand wat are they trieng 2 do bt once jubjub go 2 jail I dnt think the families need anything 2 remind them abt tht tragedy&this nasty attitud child this so called jubjub I blame any fan who can stand nxt 2 him bcauz he was so rude wth his exgirlfrnd who's als a bad girl!

      chaapo.sithole - 2012-10-22 11:19

      All this mourning about being abandoned is sickening. You want continued support, then don't do crime. Man up too for goodness sake, at the very least say sorry for the lives you took and spare people the sniveling.

  • mngomantuthuko - 2012-10-21 22:18

    As a young man i can't comment more negatively about jub jub at the same time we can't forget about the innocent lives of school children who were killed in that accident. The only thing he must do now is to accept everything and take the responsibility of his actions because the evidence in the court of law proves that indeed there was a negligence (racing) and they were under inflience of drugs and alcohol

      Phoshoko William Ramogayana - 2012-10-22 00:56

      Sorry mash mellow you have to go and ndunu ndunu boy

      rob.gunning.1 - 2012-10-22 12:01

      Not just that... He lied. He still thinks he is innocent.

  • Thembinkosi Ntlanganiso - 2012-10-21 22:24

    jub jub has learn his lesson like any other person in life i think its enough what has been said bout him people must let got of him

      Phila Mtshali - 2012-10-22 05:54

      as much as i sincerely feel for the families who lost their love ones bt its not like Jub Jub took a gun and went to commit murder wen you young u do stupid thingz and sadly justice should prevail.

      qolani.masilela - 2012-10-22 10:59

      Absolutely jub jub has learned his lesson like other person in life.

  • mpumizakho.nene - 2012-10-22 01:30

    Thank you for showing us the other side of the story. Molemo was quick to be painted as arrogant but all I saw was someone waiting out for the wheels of justice to run its course. No doubt his was a monumental mistake with dire consequence but how many have done the same and walked away unscathed. This is tragic indeed. To learn that he lost even his mom makes me feel for him. While Miss Kelly is blissfully rolling into the sunset, the father of her child sits broken. Up to now we have never heard Molemo's side of the story.

  • Patieluv - 2012-10-22 06:27

    Jub jub shows no remorse. He still says hes not guilty. If hed admit that he did wrong then people would be a little more sympathetic. Why would Kelly stand by him when he turned her into a punching bag? He did something terrible now he must deal with the consequences

  • graeme.stockwell - 2012-10-22 06:39

    I think people would have kept some respect for him if he had stood there and said "Yes I did it and I am sorry it was a stupid thing to do." Rather than try and get off via the court and legal system, cost of R millions and the additional pain he caused the victims families

  • Louise Whittingstall Barnard - 2012-10-22 06:53

    Driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs is the same as taking a gun and shooting those school kids!!!!! He cries now only because he knows his end is near!!!!! The horrible man did not even check if his victims are ok after the crash, I refuse to use the word accident!!!! Rot in jail you arrogant privileged spoilt brat!!!!

  • MAVHUTSA - 2012-10-22 08:38

    "i was on the right side of the law". this guys is claiming that he is not guilty! its crazy!

  • jackie.m.dickson - 2012-10-22 09:35

    Shocking! I would have stopped watching the minute he "cried" This doesnt sound like a doccie at all....in the real world its called propaganda. Its all lies! Sis

  • zimbobwe.mugabe - 2012-10-22 10:06

    People saying Jub Jub has learnt his lesson are delusional. He is only doing this because he knows papa wag vir hom. A jar of vaseline is not enough he must sommer take a whole 25l bucket. When the court started he was so arrogant and disrespectful to the victims family it was disgusting. Now he sees the is no light at the end of a tunnel he is pleading for mercy. He must go rot in jail for all I care. He learnt very well from his mother and that is his downfall. Actually I hate his mother more than Jub Jub because he is the cause of his troubles. That woman was so toilet...

  • magomarele - 2012-10-22 12:04

    Let's hope he learned his lesson, but let's not crucify him. Real human beings make mistakes and learn, but brain dead people repeat the same mistakes. We all made mistakes in our lives, and maybe never got caught, but somehow we learned. I see a lot of hatred for him, but let's also consider the fact that one is as good as the family and the community that raises him/her. Remember the story of her mother, Mama Jackey Maarohanye? The boy grew up with arrogance, pride and silver spoon in his mouth. As much as we love our children, we need to raise them with values, principles and morals. Jub-Jub is not the only person lacking the above characteristics. It's up to us as society to reflect and try our best to raise our children to respect the law, other human beings and to try to have Botho/ubuntu/humanity.

  • Louise Whittingstall Barnard - 2012-10-22 13:16

    Yes we all mistakes BUT most of those mistakes don't cause the deaths of 4 school children and brain damage of another 2!!!!! He is only sorry and crying now because he is not getting away with it!!! if he was not found guilty he not have shed a single tear!!!!

  • rose.mcmillan - 2012-10-22 13:26

    Making a movie of the accident won't help to heal the sorrow of the grieving parents, just another lets get rich quick scandal monger who has no feelings towards those who lost their children in the horrific accident, Ag shame poor Jub Jub wants to know why his fans have left him in the lurch as well as his girlfriend, who wants to be associated with a drug taker who drag races in the middle of the day on a public road, ROT IN JAIL YOU SOD

  • Mpho - 2012-10-22 16:09

    A tsotsi e wele lyf sentance

  • Devilsnights - 2012-10-26 13:25

    I feel sorry for everyone involved in this mess, the families, Jub Jub, Themba, those either directly or indirectly affected. Two young man go to Prison, their future is finished, but the lives lost will never be recovered. I think they have learnt their lesson already....mercy be upon God because human kind can not forgive...

  • songezo.mnyande - 2012-11-29 11:46

    The story is sad and he didn't plan it so he must be forgiven becoz we all make mistakes thAt we not proud of and who are we judge him

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