Parenting: Jub Jub on trying to meet with his son after leaving jail

Parenting: Jub Jub on trying to meet with his son after leaving jail

Jub Jub shared a voicenote which he sent to his child's mother, Kelly Khumalo, saying: "Please, I need my boy, my boy needs his father."

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The issue of absent fathers is a very serious one, especially in South Africa which has the highest prevalence of absent fathers in Africa. 

South African media personality and musician, Jub Jub, says he has been making attempts to change the narrative by trying to be a present father in his child's life. Jub Jub shares a son with musician Kelly Khumalo. Their son, Christian, is 11-years-old. 

Jub Jub, who is an ex-convict, told Podcast and Chill with MacG that he made several attempts to keep in touch with his son when he was in prison. 

The singer says he sent his son gifts, which were later returned to him by the mother.

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After coming out of prison, the singer says he contacted Kelly Khumalo to try and meet up with his son. This is despite Kelly saying on her reality show that Jub Jub has not reached out to his son. 

"Kelly has said that I never reached out to my son," he said in the interview. 

Jub Jub opened up about the attempts he has made to meet his son, especially after seeing how he keeps getting expelled from different schools.

He says after coming out of prison, he called Somizi who is also friends with Kelly Khumalo. 

“I picked up the phone and I phoned Somizi. I said 'Somizi, I’m dying inside and I’m breaking, my body is deteriorating. I need my son. I need my little man and I’m not going to explain to anybody why now',” he said.

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The 'Uyajola 9/9' host says Somizi then spoke to Kelly to explain that Jub Jub wants to get in touch with her to meet up with their son.

He says Kelly told Somizi that Jub Jub must not call her, rather he sent a voicenote.

The singer then said he sent a voicenote to Kelly. He played the voicenote on the show.

"I am going to try and keep this as short as possible, I am not okay. I have also recently come to witness certain things that are not good regarding my situation with my boy. Please, I need my boy, my boy needs his father. Can we meet at your soonest convenience and see how we can address this issue and any other issue that you wish to address.

"I would just like for us to put out differences aside for the sake of our son. Amongst other things, I was dealing with a lot of things that I did not want to disturb this process. Please, please get back to me as soon as you can," he said in the voice note.

Listen to it below.

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