Sunday, 05 December 2021 15:20

Jub Jub intends to take legal action against women accused him of sexual misconduct.

Entertainment Reporter.

Television presenter Molemo "Jub Jub" Maarohanye is going after those who have accused him of rape and sexual assault, demanding that they retract the accusations and apologise.

According to the family's official statement, the remarks made about Du Pont during the interview were "never meant to embarrass or shame" - instead, it was an attempt by the musician to own "up to his past". 

Family spokesperson Andile Ngcobo said Jub Jub was "gobsmacked" by the claims, and denied any wrongdoing, labelling the allegations "false", "fake", "outrageous" and "irresponsible". 

Jub Jub's relationship with Du Pont, who accused the TV presenter of rape and attempted murder, is described as one with "mutual respect and understanding, love and support".

Commenting on Khumalo's rape allegations, Ngcobo alleged they "never had any romantic relationship" and Jub Jub "turned her down".  

"South Africa is currently dealing with a serious pandemic of gender-based violence [GBV], and it's concerning to have such popular figures abusing a serious matter as GBV to tarnish someone's name all in the name of punishment because he revealed certain aspects of their romantic relationship which they might not have wanted others to know," said the statement. 

According to the lengthy statement, Jub Jub and his management team have decided to take legal action against the women with further instructions for them to retract and apologise for their claims.

Failure to adhere to the instructions would see Jub Jub "go the legal route", it added.

"He will be opening a case of crimen injuria and defamation against Du Pont,Khumalo, Bonoluhle Nkala, and Refilwe Kumalo, who have been pulled to campaign against our son by Amanda du Pont on her social media page.

"Their claims have damaged our son's reputation, infringed his rights to privacy and dignity," the statement said. 

Maarohanye is currently out on parole after being sentenced to 25 years in jail in 2012 for murder and attempted murder.

He killed four children whilst drag racing in Soweto under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

Meanwhile Du Pont’s lawyer confirmed the former Skeem Saam actress would be opening a rape case against rapper Maarohanye.

"We can confirm that having consulted with our client, there will be a case open soon enough. We can’t give the specific date at this current time, but we can confirm that a case will be opened".

"Currently we can confirm that the main charge that we will be pursuing is the charge of rape. It will be upon the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to add other charges, should they see fit".