Jub Jub cries for freedom as bail hearing continues

2010-03-19 09:19

CLOSING arguments and judgement in the bail hearing of hip hop

artist Molemo “Jub Jub” Maarohanye and Themba Tshabalala are expected in the

Protea Magistrate’s Court today.

Five state witness and the artist had already testified in the past

two days. Tshabalala’s lawyer read his statement to the court.

The pair tested positive for morphine and cocaine following a car

accident in which four schoolboys were killed in Soweto last of last Monday, the

court heard thus far.

Two other boys were critically injured.

Yesterday Jub Jub broke down in tears on the stand. He denied drag

racing or taking drugs on the day of the crash.

A large police contingent was expected outside the court building

where stone-throwing students confronted police using rubber bullets and a water

cannon yesterday.

The Congress of SA Students promised to continue its protests

today, which had drawn several hundred students.

They have threatened to kill Jub Jub if he received bail.

“You give Jub Jub bail, we kill him, we don’t surrender on that

one,” Cosas provincial chair Ntsako Mogobe told protesters yesterday.

Despite the heated rhetoric, some students expressed worries that

continued protests could harm their education.

“At the end of the year we’ll fail, but we won’t know why we are

failing,” said Mulisa Singo.

If there was a teacher’s strike at the end of term, which Singo

believed was likely, classroom time would be cut even further.

“We better go back to school soon.”

Five boys, aged between 15 and 18, were arrested on Wednesday and

released into their parents’ custody.

They were allegedly part of a group that had pelted police vehicles

with stones and damaged property. They face charges of public violence.


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