Jub Jub Maarohanye and Themba Tshabalala paroled

Jub Jub Maarohanye and Themba Tshabalala were granted parole with effect from January 5, 2017. The pair was convicted of culpable homicide for the death of four children as a result of their illegal street drag racing. Jub Jub Maarohanye and Themba Tshabalala were each sentenced to 25 years behind bars on December 5, 2012 for murder, attempted murder and three related offenses.

“The department…can confirm the parole placement of Katlego Molemo Maarohanye and Themba Shabalala as approved by the Correctional Supervision and Parole Boards (CSPBs) of Leeuwkop and Baviaanspoort with effect from 5 January 2017,” spokesperson for the department Singabakho Nxumalo said in a statement.

“They will complete the remainder of the sentence in the system of community corrections, whereby they must comply with specific set of conditions and will be subjected to supervision until the sentence expires,” spokesperson for the department Singabakho Nxumalo said on Thursday.

“They participated in relevant correctional programmes and were further assessed by our special services experts, which amongst others include, social workers and psychologists in order to determine their suitability for parole placement,” Singabakho Nxumalo was quoted as saying.

Although the pair was originally convicted of murder, attempted murder and three related offenses; an October 8, 2014 Johannesburg high coart appeal overturned Jub Jub and his friend Themba Tshabalala’s murder conviction to culpable homicide. Their sentences were reduced from 25 years to 10 years, starting from 2012, leaving them with 6 years left of their sentences.

The four boys killed were Prince Mohube, Mlungisi Cwayi, Andile Mthombeni, and Phomello Masemola. Frank Mlambo and Fumani Mushwana were left permanently brain-damaged.

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