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‘Uyajola 99’ host Jub Jub. Image via Twitter @mdnnewss

‘Deadbeats have audacity’: Jub Jub slammed for b-day post to son

Rapper and reinstated ‘Uyajola 9/9’ host Jub Jub has been labelled a deadbeat following his birthday post to his son with Kelly Khumalo.

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‘Uyajola 99’ host Jub Jub. Image via Twitter @mdnnewss

Reinstated Uyajola 9/9 host Jub Jub – real name Molemo Maarohanye – has been lambasted for his birthday post to his son, Christian Khumalo, whom he shares with songstress, Kelly Khumalo.

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On 11 May, the Ndikhokhele hitmaker took to Instagram to share a heartfelt message to his son on his 13th birthday.

“HBD to my CHAMP, I dropped #soldier today on “your birthday” because that’s exactly what you are, the reason I keep pushing every day you deserve this day today and many more mfana ka, enjoy it and know that daddy loves you deeply 🎂🎁🎉🥳🎊🎈🎈🎈🎈 #youngking,” the ex-convict wrote.

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However, his message was slammed and scrutined on social media.

@MsRebrand wrote: “Jub jub is such a loser. On his son’s birthday he screen grabs Kelly’s post. Posts his son and promotes HIS music saying he is inspired by him, works hard for him. Deadbeats have some audacity.”

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The Twitter user’s post received mix reactions, as some fellow users agreed with her while some defended the Phind’ Ukhulume rapper.


The former couple dated in the late 2000s and broke up in 2012, two years after Jub Jub caused a car crash which claimed the lives of four children and left two brain damaged. At the time, the Empini singer was already pregnant with Christian who was born in 2010.

The hip hop artist was sentenced to 25 years behind bars in 2012. He was released on parole in January 2017.

Two years later, during her interview on MTV Base’s Behind The Story, Kelly said that she wants nothing to do with the musician – subsequently labelling him an abuser.

“I’m happy with my son hating me later, I’m totally happy with that. I’m raising an honourable man the best way I know how, and what I have experienced at the hands of that person is enough for me to close the door completely,” she told host Pearl Thusi at the time.

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However, on her reality show, Life With Kelly, she said that Jub Jub has never made any attempts to see their son. She said this in response to the rapper’s claims that she does not want him to be a present father.

Kelly again addressed the narrative in a tweet in June 2021: “All I hear is excuses…any parent who wants to be present in their kid’s life will fight tooth and nail for that to happen no matter the circumstances, if not the court is always there to mediate in such situations”.

In November 2021, the TV host told his side of the story once again, revealing to MacG on Podcast and Chill that he has constantly tried to reach out to Kelly, but she has denied him access to their son.

He told MacG that he made several attempts to keep in touch with his son when he was in prison, saying he sent gifts, which were allegedly returned to him by the mom-of-three.

On the podcast, he also played a voice note he claimed to have sent to Kelly; begging her to see his son. The rapper also said he reached out to Kelly’s friend and Idols SA judge, Somizi Mhlongo, for assistance.

But the former couple are still not seeing eye to eye. During the premier of Season 3 of Life With Kelly, which aired last year, the presenter was given the middle finger over his Mother’s Day message to the songstress.

“I know a man who wants a relationship with his child when I see one, I will never stand in the way of doing that. Don’t disrespect me,” she said in her video diaries on the show.

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Jub Jub and his baby mama Kelly Khumalo. Image via Twitter @official_jubjub/@kellykhumaloza