It’s been a period of introspection for South African rapper Jub Jub following his controversial interview with MacG where he’d shared the seamy details of his relationships with some women, including Amanda Du-Pont and Kelly Khumalo.
In that interview, which had gone down in the annals of infamy in Podcast and Chill With MacG, Jub Jub had claimed that he smashed Amanda Du-Pont. He’d also detailed his relationship with Kelly Khumalo.
In a clip posted to her Instagram channel soon after that interview, Amanda Du-Pont had claimed that Jub Jub actually raped her several times and that he used threats to keep her from speaking out.
The revelation led to outrage on Mzansi social media and Jub Jub was all but canceled. After a brief quiet, he’s issued a statement apologizing to Amanda for how he spoke about their relationship. He denied the rape claim, however, stating the law should take its course – Amanda having taken him to court.
At the time, he said nothing to Kelly Khumalo, an ex-lover with whom he shares a son named Christain. But he’s contrite as well and shared a letter of apology to her in a tweet which you can check out below.
Apology letter to Kelly Khumalo
I am writing this letter to accept and own up to my mistakes. I Molemo “Jub Jub”Maarohanye would like to take this moment to apologise to the mother of my son Kelly Khumalo for any distress, or hurt I may have caused her following not only the aftermath of my interview on podcast and chill with Mac G but also any other public opinion. Kelly I am really sorry, I really did not mean for things to get here between you and I.My comments were taken out of context however it still doesn’t make it right. Please don’t think that I am sending you this apology because of the recent article published this past weekend. I had plans to make things right with you and I will still do that outside of the public domain. I am hoping and most importantly praying that you and I will one day reach an amicable solution to co-parent our champ , as all I beg for is an opportunity to be a part of his life. There’s no way I can take back the missed years in his life. However, given the opportunity by you I know that I can be a good father to him . This is certainly not how I wanted to first apologise to you, however because I made the comments on a public broadcast it’s only right that I also apologise publicly. I am not in any way defending my actions. You are the mother of my son and I have a lot of respect for you. In me trying to set the record straight about me being an absent father to my son or me not caring or loving him, a lot of wrong happened in a short space of time during that interview. I own up to it as a man but most importantly a human being. I ask that the media and public please respect my privacy as I attempt to make things right with Kelly Khumalo outside of the public space. I know that I am a public figure however I am a father first and most importantly a human being. I apologise to the women in South Africa at large too for any distress, disappointment or hurt I may have caused and I hope that one day you will find it in your hearts to forgive me. I will be undergoing sensitivity classes for my use of language and I am working on myself as an individual. I humbly ask for my privacy as I continue to work on myself.
Molemo “Jub Job– Maarohanye -End-
Over to you, Kelly Khumalo.