On Thursday, TV personality Molemo “Jub Jub” Marohaanye, made a public apology to Kelly Khumalo in a lengthy letter posted to his social media. However, not everyone thinks that his apology was sincere.
Jub Jub’s long list of troubles
The SA icon first landed himself in hot water after his interview with MacG on “Podcast and Chill“. During the interview, JubJub made claims that Khumalo was using “muti” and even claimed that the reason why his most recent ex, Amanda du Pont, left him was because of Khumalo’s muti.
Du Pont did not take this lightly, however, and called the Uyajola 9/9 presenter out for lying.
“My side – I was raped and physically abused by Jub Jub. Only thing I did wrong was keep quiet. That ends here. GBV is absolutely unacceptable!!
“I will not be publicly ridiculed by a criminal! Rape is not smashing!! Time we deal with this demon,” she said.
And with all of this, Jub Jub was also not in the good books of Moja Love, who suspended the presenter from the show. Thereafter he was given an ultimatum – either apologise to Khumalo or stay off the screen.
It is for this reason that many South Africans believe that his apology was not sincerely meant and that he only did it to save his job.
Mzansi wants sincerity
While some people commended the presenter for apologising to the mother of his child, others weren’t so convinced and labelled the apology as fake and insincere.
What’s more amusing is men went from siding with Jub Jub calling Kelly and Amanda all kinds of names, to now applauding Jub Jub for being a real man and apologizing. https://t.co/1bpceZeNkE— Nomfundo (@ndomfuh_1) February 10, 2022
Apologising because your income is under threat is not an sincere apology.— Sentletse (@Sentletse) February 10, 2022
“Everyone who deals with Kelly uyafa or something bad happens, we all know Kelly uses umuthi” – Jub Jub— South Africa is HELL (@Nampree) February 10, 2022
“Things were taken out of context” – Jub Jub
Ntsiki Mazwai has entered the chat
To further add trouble to the presenter’s life, controversial poet and singer Ntsiki Mazwai is also demanding an apology from the presenter.
In a statement last year regarding the rape allegations from Amanda du Pont and Masechaba Ndlovu, Mazwai’s name was mentioned.
“It’s poignant that we also highlight that judge Brian Spilg of the South Gauteng high court presided over a similar case in the matter between DJ Fresh and Ntsiki Mazwai, during which he cautioned people not to abuse social media to make unfounded and irresponsible claims of gender-based violence (GBV) which could not be backed up by any facts or evidence,” read the statement.
In a series of Tweets, the poet explained that mentioning her name in the statement was “unfair and unacceptable”. She believes there was absolutely no reason for the Marohaanye family to include her in their press release.
“All it did was further emphasise the narrative that I’m problematic. They hid behind me. It’s not OK with me. It affects how people perceive me.”
Thank you Jubjub…. Can I also have an apology for your family dragging my name when trying to intimidate these women 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿that was unfair and unacceptable. We grew up together I know your family, you know mine. What you did was trash to me.— ✨KUMKANIKAZI✨ (@ntsikimazwai) February 10, 2022