Mama Jackie- The Fallen Angel Of Soweto

The internet never forgets

By  | Mar 11, 2022, 02:16 PM  | Jub Jub  | Drama

An image of Mama Jackie
Towards the end of 2021, Mama Jackie broke the internet in South Africa, where she trended for days on Twitter. Unfortunately, the reasons for her trending were far from noble.

If you have been wondering who Mama Jackie is and why she trended, then here is everything you need to know. 

Who exactly is Mama Jackie?

Jacqueline Maarohanye, popularly known as Mama Jackie, is Molemo Katleho Maarohanye, a.k.a Jub Jub’s mother.

She caught international attention in the 1990s and early 2000s when she founded a school to ‘help orphans’ called Ithuteng Trust School. 

Her story of how she saved many orphans from the streets and helped them get better lives and education touched the hearts of some prolific philanthropists who donated millions of dollars to her school. 

The media even dubbed as the ‘Angel of Soweto’ and she was featured in a documentary for her 'good deeds' but little did they know that she was a scam.

Why did Mama Jackie trend?

The controversial Mama Jackie trended on Twitter in early December 2021 after Jub Jub’s ex-girlfriend, Amanda Du-Pont, shared a video on Instagram where she claimed that Jub Jub had assaulted her.

Her video was triggered by Jub Jub’s interview at MacG’s controversial podcast, where he talked about Du-Pont in a derogatory manner.

Jub Jub, credit: Facebook

According to Du-Pont, the hip-hop artist had raped her continuously for two years when they dated, but she had been afraid of speaking out because she was scared of his mother, who Du-Pont alleged uses muti or witchcraft.

Shortly after Du-Pont’s revelation, Jub Jub’s ex/baby mama Kelly Khumalo also backed Du-Pont’s allegations saying that she too had been raped by Jub Jub while in Mama Jackie’s house.

Tweeps joined in trend with some who had been students in her school bringing up allegations of torture and assault, while some blamed Jub Jub’s sins on his mother’s morals.

Mama Jackie’s abduction scandal

With her dirty laundry in the public, Mama Jackie’s past demons were uncovered too, including her criminal case where she was charged with the abduction and assault of her students at the Ithuteng Trust School.

An investigative report by Carte Blanche revealed that nearly all the students at Ithuteng Trust School were not orphans and that the students had been coached on what to say to win scholarships. It also revealed that the 100% graduation rate was a scam. 

Even though Mama Jackie refuted all claims of coaching children, assault, and abduction, in 2007, she was fined R8 000 after being found guilty of abduction, assaulting, and exposing a student naked.

The story was widely publicized, with media houses like Los Angeles Times covering it. 

Defamation case

As 2021 continued to wear out, Mama Jackie continued to trend. After her son’s ex-girlfriends’ accusations, Mama Jackie took the initiative to sue both of them for defamation.

According to Mama Jackie, Du-Pont, and Khamalo’s social media posts had put her life in danger as historically, women accused of witchcraft are usually persecuted and killed in society.

She further asked the court to compel Du-Pont and Khamalo to remove their posts.

The court ruled against Mama Jackie, pointing out that there was no urgency in the case.

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