Sunday World

Jub Jub gets a lashing

Channel CEO says comments reckless

- By Ngwako Malatji ngwakom@sundayworl­

Staff members called on

Dstv channel to charge and discipline him

Hip-hop sensation Jub Jub, who presents Uyajola 9/9 on Dstv channel Moja Love, has been hauled over the coals by the channel’s mandarins for the outrageous comments he made on rioters who were on the rampage this week, looting shops and destroying property in Gauteng and Kwazulu-natal.

Channel CEO Aubrey Tau grilled him about his outrageous utterances, which he viewed as reckless and inflammato­ry. Jub Jub, real name Molemo Maarohanye, is said to have apologised.

Jub Jub caused a stir when he took to Instagram this week and condemned those who criticised looters.

“How dare you judge and call another black person a hooligan? I don’t condone looting. What did you expect to happen if they have been misled and lied to for years? Let them

steal if they have to steal. Let them do whatever because the government has not provided.

“This was bound to happen, people are starving,” he said.

This jibe prompted the channel to release a statement and distanced itself from the utterances. Sunday World can reveal that Tau also phoned Jub Jub and reprimande­d him.

This after some internal staff members called on the channel to charge and discipline him for bringing the company into disrepute.

A channel employee, who did not want to be named for fear of reprisals, said Tau rebuked Jub Jub for his utterances. “He told him that his remarks were widely seen by many South Africans as encouragin­g looting and destructio­n of property and that was unacceptab­le, especially coming from a celebrity of his calibre who commands a huge influence and following on social media. I’m told that Jub apologised and he was forgiven.”

Tau confirmed that he had a discussion with Jub Jub and the matter was resolved. “I have had a honest and robust discussion with him and I’m pleased that he was able to see the errors of his ways and we have put the matter behind us and we are moving forward,” he said.

 ??  ?? Hip-hop star and presenter Jub Jub was hauled over the coals for defending looters on his Instragram account.
Hip-hop star and presenter Jub Jub was hauled over the coals for defending looters on his Instragram account.

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