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The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has withdrawn serious criminal charges against controversial rapper and television presenter Molemo Maarohanye popularly known as Jub Jub. Maarohanye was facing three counts of rape, one accounts of assault and two of attempted murder.

The allegations against Maarohanye came to light after former Skeem Saam actress, Amanda du Pont ( his ex-girlfriend) opened a rape case against him in February 2022. In the case, she was claiming the incidents occurred between 2006 and 2009, her accusations resurfaced three other women to come forward with similar claims against the rapper.

In a video that made rounds on social media in December 2021, Du Pont alleged the reality Tv presenter  repeatedly raped and attempted to murder her. This led to Maarohanye’s arrest and court appearance in the Johannesburg Magistrates’ Court, where he was releases on R10 000 bail.

Phindi Mjonondwane, NPA spokesperson said the decision was made after a “careful” review of the police case docket and the prosecutor’s report, along with additional information provided by the defence to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

“The office of the DPP concluded that there are no reasonable prospects of a successful prosecution. As a result, the sensible thing to do was to withdraw the charges of rape, attempted murder and assault against Maarohanye,” Mjonondwane said.

Mjonondwane stressed the importance of having sufficient admissible evidence to support a prosecution. She further emphasized that the NPA is committed to addressing all allegations of sexual violence with the utmost seriousness.

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