Jub Jub says his 'surviving mechanism' in prison was 'selling whatever is sellable'

Jub Jub gets frank about how he managed to stay afloat in prison.
Jub Jub gets frank about how he managed to stay afloat in prison.
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Hip hop artist and reality TV show host Jub Jub opened up about the realities of his time in prison.

Sitting down in an interview with Slikour, he opened up about the trials and tribulations in the SA prison system he experienced during his sentence.

On December 5 2012, Jub Jub was sentenced to 25 years in prison for causing a car accident near a school on a public road that killed four children and left two surviving pupils brain damaged. On January 5 2017, the star was released on parole.

Speaking with Slikour, Jub Jub said that without financial and emotional support, prison can leave you in a vulnerable place.

“In prison, it's pretty straight forward, there is no grey line about it. If you have money, if you don't have money, family support or you don't. If you don't have money or any family support, you are bound to ask for things in prison. You are bound to want to have some sort of survival mechanism inside. That is selling whatever is sellable,” said Jub Jub.

Jub Jub has been open with the public about his four years in prison in the past.

In an interview with TshisaLIVE, Jub Jub said that he found it difficult to face the press after the incident. He also said that even though his actions cannot be undone, he was grateful for all the forgiveness that he has received from Mzansi.

“I didn't want to come back on TV or music ... I just wanted to stay locked up at home and, 'cause I didn't know how people were going to look at me ... I'm just grateful that South Africans are a forgiving nation,” he said.

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