While there seems to be a belief that famous people are above the law, a number of celebrities have quickly realised that that’s not always the case in South Africa

These stars had to learn their lessons the hard way after committing crimes ranging from silly and petty offences to downright life changing (or indeed life-ending) crimes.

These guilty celebs had to do the time for each of their respective crimes.

Jub Jub

Jub Jub was sentenced to 25 years in prison after being found guilty of murder when four teenagers lost their lives due to his driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

The charge was changed to culpable homicide in 2014 and in 2018 the singer and presenter was released on parole.

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Oscar Pistorius

Almost the reverse of Jub Jub; Oscar Pistorius was initially charged with culpable homicide and sentenced to prison for shooting and killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013.

This charge was later changed to murder (after an appeal and strong backlash), and the athlete is now serving an extended sentence.