Jub Jub doccie sold to SABC

2013-02-18 11:26
Sixolisiwe Ndawo
Johannesburg - 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.

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

Holding back tears

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.


  • stephan.butler.14 - 2013-02-18 11:56

    25 years for 1 murder charge. So 4 murdered school kids makes it 4 x 25 years. So in fact its 100 years prison and he should never come out of jail.

      linds.ronhouse - 2013-02-18 15:56

      Sentences normally run concurrently.

  • Justin - 2013-02-18 11:58

    Who gives a sht

      lucia.netshidzati - 2013-02-18 14:51


  • gary.desousa.5 - 2013-02-18 12:08

    How does the state broadcaster spend my tax money buying some programme of a murderer,enrich him and then show it to me as well???

      linds.ronhouse - 2013-02-18 15:58

      SABC is funded by mainly the private sector through advertisements and through TV licenses.

      marius.j.rensburg.3 - 2013-02-25 13:02

      lids - but its still a state broadcaster - whats your point?

  • sngwanathi - 2013-02-18 12:30

    Don't worry Oscar Pistorious is coming to join u!

  • Tshilidzi Wa Ha Mukhovha - 2013-02-18 12:32

    Jub jub must used that money for making an appeal

  • LanfearM - 2013-02-18 13:05

    Argh, why? I have no interest in seeing his story, we've all read about it and heard it. Same goes with Armstrong about whose life a movie is being made, who wants to see his sordid little story? Nah, leave it. Rather show us some good programmes.

  • maneo.molefe - 2013-02-18 13:26

    An interview he did a week b4 his sentencing, i didn't c a remorseful jub jub, i saw an arrogant son of a b????, so this one is just money making 4 him

  • pillowcasephelo - 2013-02-18 14:01

    Jub Jub should go stuff himself. He cant accept the fact that he is a bloody dodgy fella and he wants to make money out of that.

  • graham.radburnd - 2013-02-18 15:34

    "The long-awaited Jub Jub documentary could finally make its way onto our small screens". Awaited by who? Judging by the comments I have read about him over the past 3 years, and for not admitting his guilt or for showing any remorse, his fans dropped him BIG time. I would watch him, if it was on 1 of the Dicovery programmes, "I Almost Got Away With It", "Forensic Detectives", "CSI", etc.

  • tumelo.motloung.779 - 2013-02-18 18:04

    he's still making money even in prison like those musicians who make some extra bucks even after death. dodgy character this one. wonder who's been waiting for this documentary. lucky for me I don't watch SABC, meaning I don't need to pay any licence

  • loso10 - 2013-02-18 22:11

    Pistorious should suffer the same fate...

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