The department of correctional services has confirmed that Katlego Molemo Maarohanye known as Jub Jub and Themba Shabalala have been placed on parole.
“I 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.” said spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo.
The two were convicted of murder in October 2014 and their convictions were later converted to culpable homicide convictions. Their sentences were then reduced 10 years.
“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,” said Nxumalo.
Nxumalo also confirmed that the families of the victims were consulted and some participated in parole discussions as required by the act.
The names of four boys killed were Prince Mohube, Mlungisi Cwayi, Andile Mthombeni, and Phomello Masemola. Frank Mlambo and Fumani Mushwana were left permanently brain-damaged.