Moja Channels have distanced themselves from Jub-Jub’s social media videos about ongoing protests
On Monday, TV presenter Molemo “Jub Jub” Maarohanye took to social media t address the ongoing looting and protests happening in South Africa. He blamed the issue on poverty and said South Africa needs to stand together.
“How dare you judge and call another black person hooligan! Just because you comfortable. I don’t condone looting. What did you expect to happen if they have been misled and lied to for years?” he said.
Many people agreed with him and some disagreed, including celebrity DJ Lerato Kganyago.
“I’m an artist and I’m saying your generalisation is problematic. Some of us have been speaking, you sending the wrong message, my brother with all due respect. Some of us are just as frustrated, been upset for many just in case you thought the looting started 4 months ago. This is a result of what has been happening for the past couple of years, from one president to another, let’s not have selective rage.”
But Jub Jub called her opinion, political.
Jub Jub’s employer, Moja Love has since distanced themselves from the Uyajola 99 presenter in a statemnet that reads:
As Moja Channels, Moja LOVE (DStv 157) and Moja 9.9 (DStv 158), we would like to distance ourselves from the social media videos circulating of Molemo “Jub Jub” Maarohanye expressing his views about the ongoing protests. The views expressed on the videos or any of his platforms are his personal views and do not reflect the company values and views of the channels in any way.
The socio-economic situation of the country is a stark reality we emphathise with, but we do not condone violence in addressing the matter. We call on South Africans to stand together to denounce the looting, violence and lawlessness that has gripped the country.
We extend our sympathies and support to the many small black businesses, entrepreneurs, and informal traders who form the lifeblood of the township and CBD economy and acknowledge the irreparable harm that these attacks will cause to livelihoods, families and affected communities.