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Watch: Jub Jub calls out ‘privileged’ SA celebs in this video clip [video]

Andile Sicetsha - 13.07.2021

Jub Jub struck a cord with this message to SA celebs.

Molemo ‘Jub Jub‘ Maarohanye struck a nerve in South Africa’s music industry when he called celebrities out for being silent about the anarchy witnessed in the shutdown riots.

Watch: Jub Jub calls out SA industry

In the clip, Maarohanye makes it abundantly clear that at this point, the riots that have broken out in most parts of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) and Gauteng are no longer about former president Jacob Zuma.

“Nobody is condoning looting. Don’t get me wrong, nobody is condoning that. But, I have taken it upon myself to talk about these things because… this is not about Zuma anymore. This thing has been simmering for a very long time,” he said.

The Uyajola 9/9 host went on for about 34 minutes, calling out privileged celebrities who have used their voice to shame and degrade looters who, in Jub Jub’s opinion, are products of poverty and unemployment.

Radio host Lerato Kganyago is one of a few celebs who responded to the video clip that’s since gone viral. The DJ criticised Jub Jub for applying his condemnation to the entire celeb community.

“Some of us have been speaking, you [are] sending out the wrong message my brother, with all due respect. Some of us are just as frustrated, been upset for many [years] just incase you think the looting by government started four 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 outrage. The Guptas, let’s start unpacking from the root of the problem till today, even before them, there has been looting of funds. Others hopped from one political party to another after looting. Let’s speak to our people but with honesty,” she exclaimed.

While the host has not responded directly to the backlash he’s faced from his peers, he did post this message on his Instagram.