- Published on 19 December 2016
Jailed music star Molemo 'Jub Jub' Maarohanye allegedly assaulted his girlfriend at his home in Naturena, southern Joburg, while on a weekend pass.
Vanessa Nompumelelo Mgina told police at the Mondeor cop shop that "my boyfriend Jub Jub strangled me with both hands during an altercation on 2 December".
Mgcina, who is 32 years old, said she has since withdrawn the case against Jub Jub, who is expected to be released on parole next month.
"After having a meeting with my family, I decided to go to the police station and withdraw the case. I was angry and emotional and blew the whole thing out of proportion," said Mgcina.
Speaking on hbehalf of Jub Jub's family, the musician's manager Jeff Marhanele said the family was happy the case has been withdrawn.
"THe family can confirm that a woman came to their home in Naturena and wanted to see Jub Jub. She was not allowed to do so and was turned back at the gate. It came as a shock to be told that she had opened a case of assault against Jub Jub. She didn't even see him as he was in the house when she was attended to at the gate," said Marhanele.
Police spokesperson Lungelo Dlamini had not responded to questions sent to him by the time of going to press yesterday.
Spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo said: "The outcome of the investigation will indicate what steps are to be taken in line with the departmental policy on parole placement. It is worth mentioning that (the department) takes this matter seriously and harsh measures will be taken against any offender who breaks the law or violates parole conditions."
In her initial police statement, Mgcina had claimed that she was sitting on a chair in the sitting room at Jub Jub's home and he was sitting in the lounge.
"His uncle went and called him for her. Molemo came and she asked him what he was doing home as she did not know that he was on a weekend visit. He started shouting at her and told her to shut up because she was making noise and disturbing his rituals. He strangled her with both hands and then he moved his left hand and shut her face with it. She started crying and he walked out of the room. She felt pains in the front of her throat," reads the police statement.
This is not the first time that he has been found on the wrong side of the law. in 2014, Jub Jub was caught having sex in jail, according to a report.
Sunday Sun once reported that the former musician was then moved from Johannesburg Prison to the Leeuwkop Correction Centre after sources claimed that a steamy, very loud romping session between him and a female visitor was the last straw for prison officials. The sources said the officials were fed up with the special treatment the convicted murderer was said to enjoy in prison.
"The loud screams and raunchy sounds gave them away and they were caught in action," a source told the publication, while an anonymous inmate added: "He was removed from his cell - kicking and screaming - and taken to Leeuwkop prison.