The Department of Correctional Services has denied reports that Molemo ‘Jub Jub’ Maarohanye was stabbed at Leeuwkop Prison.
The department’s Gauteng spokesperson Ofentse Morwane on Monday rubbished media reports which claimed that Maarohanye had been involved in a fight on Sunday at the prison during a soccer tournament.
The article had stated that while playing soccer at the prison, Maarohanye and another prisoner got into an argument and began exchanging punches.
“In the process‚ Jub Jub was stabbed with a handmade knife. He was stabbed on his stomach and thighs‚” an anonymous source allegedly told a local publication.
Another source allegedly told the publication that warders fired shots into the air to stop the fight.
“Shots were fired and all the prisoners [lay] down on the ground‚ with their hands over their heads.
It was scary as most of us were thinking that we would be shot,” the second source reportedly said.
Morwane told news24 that the report was “incorrect and extremely misleading”.
“The department has noted with concern these continuously repeated lies that are being carried by certain media houses.”