Rape accused musician and TV Presenter, Molemo ‘JubJub’ Maarohanye, through his lawyer says he remains unshaken by the rape charges levelled against him.
Jub Jub briefly appeared in the Johannesburg Magistrates Court today on charges of rape, attempted murder and assault for incidents that allegedly took place between 2006 and 2009.
The Ndikhokhele hitmaker is currently out on R10 000 bail.
His legal representative, advocate Terrence Baloyi, maintains that the state has no case against the musician.
“We have requested further particulars because something is not adding up, we could not understand some of the charges or even provided with sufficient details which we need to take the matter forward.”
“I wish it could shake me but unfortunately we are talking about something that happened many years ago, I still maintain that at least, if they were serious, they could have at least brought the charges much earlier.”
Actress Amanda Du Pont, who was previously in a relationship with Jub Jub, approached the police following his degrading comments about her on a podcast.
[Podcast where the comments were made]
According to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), more women came forward to tell their stories about the humiliation and abuse they suffered at the hands of the accused after Du Pont spoke out about her alleged ordeal on social media.
“Three more women were willing to give statements about their own experiences whilst they were in a relationship with the accused.”
Don’t ask Amanda Du Pont why she didn’t leave!!! Ask Jub Jub why he tried allegedly killing her? Ask him why he allegedly abused and raped her! pic.twitter.com/gBMCTsIR2Y
— Women For Change (@womenforchange5) July 27, 2023
Jub Jub took to social media to apologise to Du Pont for his remarks during his interview with MacG.
The matter will return to court on February 5, next year.
This is not the first time that Jub Jub has had an encounter with the law. He was released from prison in 2017 after killing four teenagers while drag racing in Soweto in 2010.
Written by: Lindiwe Mpanza