Detained muso Molemo ‘Jub Jub’ Maarohanye is expected to be set free from jail as early as next year. According to the Sunday World, the hip-hop star will be considered for parole when he completes half of his sentence this year in December.
“In terms of DCS (Department of Correctional Services) policy, an offender does not apply for parole but will automatically be considered for possible placement on parole once a certain portion of the sentence has been completed. In this case, the offender will be considered after completion of half of the sentence which is at the end of 2016,” Correctional Services spokesman Singabakho Nxumalo, confirmed with the paper.
Nxumalo however says, officers would first check with the families of the victims and ask their opinions before releasing Maarohanye on parole, adding that “In the meantime, it is important to note that consideration for placement does not guarantee approval of parole as various factors play a role in the consideration process. Consultation with victims and outcomes of victim/offender mediation are also important factors which are taken into consideration.”
Phumolelo Masemola, whose son Phomello was one of the school kids who died in the accident, told Sunday World that he would agree to Maarohanye release if the musician first apologised for killing his son.