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From John Vuli Gate to Kelly K jab - 5 times Jub Jub’s show shook Mzansi

27 December 2020 - 12:00 By kyle zeeman
Jub Jub has become a well-known reality TV show host.
Jub Jub has become a well-known reality TV show host.
Image: Jub Jub/ Instagram

Rapper Jub Jub has reinvented himself as a reality TV show host after being released from prison in 2017, and in 2020 continued to dominate our screens with his shows.

Jub Jub and Themba Tshabalala were convicted of culpable homicide in 2012 after crashing their cars into a group of schoolchildren in 2010, leaving four children dead and two others brain damaged.

He was released on parole in 2017 and soon started working on TV projects with popular channel Moja Love.

His Cheaters-like show, Uyajola 9/9, has become a favourite on local TV screens but has also been dogged by claims that it is scripted.

He introduced audiences to a new show this year, You Promised To Marry Me, which aims to help women who have been in a relationship with the same guy for years without getting a ring.

The shows trend on social media every week and have created some of the biggest talking points of the year.

Here are five times it blew up on the TL and beyond:


In one of the most explosive episodes of Uyajola 9/9 this year, a contestant was restrained, seemingly against his will.

The incident, though not new to the show, left many angry. Among them were actress Nokuthula Mavuso and footballer Jabu Mahlangu.

Music mogul TK responded to Jabu’s post, claiming it was clearly fake and the man was acting, sparking an angry response from Jub Jub warning TK not to provoke him.


A few weeks earlier an alleged cheater dragged Jub Jub's ex Kelly Khumalo into the drama, when he name-dropped her during an altercation.

Charlie was confronted after being caught red-handed at his side-chick's house but still denied everything.

And then he went for the jugular, telling Jub Jub that he did not interfere in his relationship with Kelly Khumalo, so why should the host interfere in his.

The streets were howling!


You Promised To Marry Me kicked off in September with wannabe-bride Nqobile losing both the guy she hoped would be her husband, and the boyfriend she had on the side.

Instead of bringing a ring, the show unearthed sis' files and it all fell apart for her.


The show again blurred the line between it and Uyajola in October when Michael — the groom — claimed his bae Portia had cheated on him and he now wanted his R60,000 lobola payment back.

The part that slayed most fans was that the man she allegedly cheated with was named John, cue the “John vuli gate” jokes.


Jub Jub got into a row with a person on the show when, during an argument, she asked him for a lighter.

The host felt straight up disrespected and called her out on it.