It seems as though rapper Jub Jub has learnt dirty tricks from behind bars. This comes as the musician – who spent time in prison – and his wife Zeenath Mia are said to be playing dirty games with their landlords.
Khalil and his father Nadir Keshavjee claim the Ndikhokhele hitmaker (real name Molemo Maarohanye) and his wife owe them R100,000 in rent money. This was after they failed to honour their lease agreement in Bryanston, north of Jozi.
According to Nadir, the couple agreed to lease his property from May last year until the end of the same month this year. But an unhappy Khalil claims the couple has disappeared on him and is no longer taking his calls or responding to SMSes and emails. He said the lease agreement stated that Jub Jub and Zeenath would pay R19 000 per month.
Nadir insisted that trouble began in February when the couple moved out and allegedly failed to honour the rest of their agreement. In email exchanges seen by the SunTeam between Zeenath and Nadir, the couple leased the house under Zeenath’s name, as her credit record was positive.
Said Nadir: “I gave the go-ahead to lease my place because Jub Jub’s wife is from a wealthy family. What made me also trust Zeenath was that she was sharing the same email account with Jub Jub. This meant whatever money they were making together, through their company [Rare Breed Entertainment], would be apparent to both of them. And since Zeenath’s credit profile was clean, I had no problem.
"In the beginning, they were on time with regards to the payments. Later on, Jub Jub started sometimes paying me R5 000 a week, promising to pay the rest in a few days’ time.”
But Nadir was shocked after receiving a call from Jub Jub in February informing him the star was relocating to Durban and wouldn’t be paying rent anymore.
“They just called me out of the blue and told me the business wasn’t doing well in Jozi, and now they wanted to go to Durban where they felt the business was going to take off again.”
Nadir said he became worried about the status of the house because he had to be up to date with his bond payment.
Insisted Nadir: “This is draining on me and my family because I’m now left with no choice, but to sell the house. I’m battling with my bond because they’ve been missing payments for their lease since February. They owe me R100,000 and I want it all.”
Nadir said he had contacted his lawyer for a way forward on this matter. Jub Jub could not be reached for comment. His publicist, Nyiko Bilankulu, asked to be called around 4pm after he had been briefed about the allegations. But he ignored our calls and WhatsApp messages.
Zeenath responded via SMS, and stated: “I think you have the wrong number. This phone doesn’t belong to the person you’re looking for.”