Jub Jub pushes for pa­role

CityPress - - News - NTOMBI­ZODWA MAKHOBA ntombi­zodwa@city­press.co.za

Rap­per Molemo “Jub Jub” Maaro­hanye, who has spent three years in prison, is set to ap­ply for pa­role. His lawyer Rudi Krause is adamant his client will qual­ify for early re­lease in Oc­to­ber.

“I have no doubt in my mind that my client will qual­ify for pa­role, judg­ing by the fact that he has com­pleted all the pro­grammes which were of­fered by the de­part­ment of cor­rec­tional ser­vices,” he said.

Maaro­hanye and his co-ac­cused, Themba Tsha­bal­ala, crashed their Mini Coop­ers into a group of school­boys in Protea North, Soweto, on March 8 2010. Four boys – Prince Mo­hube, Mlungisi Cwayi, Andile Mthombeni and Phome­llo Masemola — were killed. Pupils Frank Mambo and Fu­mani Mush­wana were left per­ma­nently brain­dam­aged.

Krause de­nied ru­mours that Maaro­hanye would be re­leased as early as March. “I have reg­u­lar con­tact with Molemo and I have also con­tacted his fam­ily, and they were also un­aware of an early re­lease,” he said.

“Molemo is do­ing well in Leeuwkop Pri­son. He has re­cently com­pleted his sound-en­gi­neer­ing course.”

Although Krause said there would be no spe­cial ap­pli­ca­tion for his client’s pa­role, he did say Maaro­hanye had served 50% of his sen­tence and suc­cess­fully com­pleted cour­ses such as anger man­age­ment and life skills, pro­vided by the cor­rec­tional ser­vices de­part­ment.

Maaro­hanye and Tsha­bal­ala’s mur­der con­vic­tions were over­turned two years ago and con­verted to cul­pa­ble homi­cide, which led to a re­duc­tion in their sen­tences.

They were re­duced to 10 years, two of which were sus­pended. The sen­tences were back­dated to Oc­to­ber 2012, when the pair were first sen­tenced and jailed.

Krause said that al­though there were al­le­ga­tions of drug tak­ing made against Maaro­hanye, they were dis­missed be­cause there was no ev­i­dence found against him.

“This wouldn’t af­fect our pa­role ap­pli­ca­tion,” said Krause.

Molemo Maaro­hanye is hop­ing to get pa­role by

Oc­to­ber

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from South Africa

© PressReader. All rights reserved.