Molemo ‘Jub Jub’ Maarohanye’s mother who’s renowned as Mama Jackie sent social media into a raucous when leaked audio of her lambasting Amanda Du-Pont and Masechaba Khumalo surfaced.
Mama Jackie ridicules Amanda Du-Pont, Masechaba in leaked audio
The origins of the leak are not known at this stage. However, a two-minute long clip of a conversation Mama Jackie had with an unknown participant surfaced, where she was in defence of her son.
In the clip, Jub Jub’s mother could be heard reflecting on the apparent irony in Du-Pont’s claims that she was sexually assaulted by her son for two years when, after they broke up, the actress allegedly contacted her to reveal she was expecting twins.
The former Skeem Saam actress had indicated, in her 17-minute-long tell-all, that her unwanted sexual relationship with Jub Jub had culminated into a pregnancy she’d terminated.
Mama Jackie also targeted Khumalo, the spokesperson of Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa, who, in reaction to Du-Pont’s brave showing, came forward with allegations that she was also sexually assaulted by Jub Jub at his mother’s place back when she was a teenager.
In the leaked audio, Mama Jackie could be heard challenging Khumalo to describe the interior and features of her house in Naturena, Gauteng, seemingly discarding the broadcaster’s claims.
Jub Jub’s mother went as far as vowing to post images of her residence after Khumalo published a detailed description of the room she was allegedly raped in.
Here is the audio clip:
LISTEN: Here is the full audio of Mama Jackie defending Ju Jub and addressing rape allegations by Masechaba Khumalo, Amanda Du Pont and Jub Jub's cousin. https://t.co/OECSesiw7j pic.twitter.com/rNfgKumrJF— Buzz Life News (@BuzzLifenews) December 5, 2021
Here’s what we know about Jub Jub’s mother
Mama Jackie, real name Jacqueline Maarohanye, has garnered a reputation as a feared woman in the entertainment industry, by virtue of her association to powerful figures.
Her voice cracking as she tried to contain herself, Du-Pont, in the viral tell-all, reintroduced a narrative that’s long circulated in industry corridors about Mama Jackie and her alleged rap sheet.
According to the actress, the sordid relationship between her and Jub Jub only lasted for two years because she was afraid of his mother.
“I was absolutely afraid to leave, afraid of the power your mother had. Being around you at the time. I was aware of the stifling and sifting of money your mother was doing with Oprah [Winfrey],” Du-Pont alleged.
This, of course, relates to the 2001 saga, where Mama Jackie had registered a fake school, The Ithuteng Trust, for orphans of political violence. Jub Jub’s mother used the pains of apartheid, which claimed millions of black lives, to siphon millions of dollars, including a $1.1 million donation from Winfrey, from international non-profit organisations and Hollywood stars.
The school, according to a 2008 LA Times report, was sold to the United Nations (UN) and the likes of Brad Pitt and Chris Tucker, as a haven for orphans looking to restart their lives after losing parents to the horrors of the apartheid regime.
The same children who were coached into recounting memories of a past they never endured would be Mama Jackie’s undoing. The pupils of the fake school revealed that they were assaulted, taken against their will and forced to recite the fake stories to the UN and former US President Bill Clinton.
For her role in the scam and assaulting one of the whistleblowing students, Mama Jackie was convicted of kidnapping and forced to pay R8 000 or face direct imprisonment.
In 2015, Mama Jackie was convicted for child trafficking two children, a month-old baby girl and a six-year-old boy. As reported by IOL News at the time, Maarohanye received R30 000 from a desperate couple looking to adopt children.
During the trial, it was revealed that the couple had contacted Mama Jackie after seeing a picture of Jub Jub’s mother holding an infant she claimed was abandoned.
When the couple reached out to Maarohanye who, at the time was running an illegal child care centre, she refused to hand over the infant. Instead, she offered the couple two children.
The sale of the children was made without any official documentation and smelling a rat, the Department of Social Development launched an investigation into the adoption in 2012.
Turns out, Mama Jackie had siphoned R30 000 which, till this day, she insists was nothing more than a donation made to her child care centre. More bizarrely, Mama Jackie’s retort to the trafficking claims was that the couple had ‘borrowed’ the children for a holiday trip.
Suffice it to say, the court never bit into that.