How rapper ‘suffocated Kelly with pillow while raping her’

Afro-pop powerhouse Kelly Khumalo detailed to police how she was allegedly raped and almost bumped off by her ex-boyfriend and the father of her child, Molemo “Jub Jub” Maarohanye.

This, explained the singer to the police, happened in a series of domestic violence incidents, which took place more than a decade ago.

Khumalo said she fell pregnant with Maarohanye’s son in 2009 and moved in with the popular TV presenter in 2010.

She told the police when the Uyajola 99 host was released from jail on bail after an accident in which several school kids were killed in Soweto, they visited friends in Rivonia.

While there, Khumalo told the police, the couple engaged in an argument. The rapper pushed her against the wall and strangled her, all this while she was about eight months pregnant, she revealed. After the fight, she started experiencing serious abdominal pains and had to be treated at the Sandton Clinic.

Khumalo told the cops a second incident occurred when Maarohanye came to pick her up after filming for Rhythm City in June 2010. She alleged the rapper found her outside of the studio with co-actors, and accused her of having a relationship with one of them. Upon arriving at their residence, Maarohanye slapped her, according to a police official.

The rapper later apologised and Khumalo forgave him, all for the sake of their newborn.

After a while in 2010, said Khumalo to the police, Maarohanye punched her so hard that she hit a door frame and injured her nose. In another incident also in 2010, according to the cops, Maarohanye hit her with his fist on her lip, causing a scar that remains to this day.

“She said they then went to a doctor in Bassonia to have her lip stitched,” said the cop. In another incident in 2010, the rapper assaulted her again after she had gone to attend to their child who was crying. This after Maarohanye complained she was giving the baby more attention than to him.

“She said this resulted in her son, who was just three months old, sustaining a scratch on his forehead,” according to the cop. The cop further said Khumalo alleged that her baby-daddy also assaulted her mother and her sister at their family home in Vosloorus, east of Johannesburg.

“She said she was at her mother’s house when Jub Jub wanted her bank card and car keys. When she refused, he hit her with a glass on the head.

“The fight escalated when her mother and sister tried to protect her,” added the cop. An ambulance [crew] had to be called and attended to the incisions caused by the glass, of which she has a scar to date.

“She said further that Jub Jub would go to the extent of spitting on her face and calling her derogatory and vulgar names.” Khumalo, said the cop, also alleged that the Uyajola 99 host raped her when she refused to have sex with him in 2012.

“She said Jub Jub took out a pillow and suffocated her. He had the pillow on her face while he was raping her. When he was done, Kelly said he removed the pillow and left for his court hearing.”

Khumalo, said the cop, told the police that her baby-daddy beat her up again in 2012 while she and the child were visiting his residence.

“Jub Jub began accusing her of cheating and beat her on the face, of which she still has a scar to date.”


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