Jub Jub in second bid for freedom

2014-06-12 14:10

Convicted killers hip-hop artist Molemo “Jub Jub” Maarohanye and Themba Tshabalala’s latest appeal against their convictions was under way in the high court in Johannesburg by noon today.

“They, being the two applicants Molemo Maarohanye and Themba Tshabalala, are appealing their convictions and sentences,” National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Phindi Louw said.

“I can confirm that the NPA is opposing the application.”

The two were found guilty of murder, attempted murder, driving under the influence of drugs, and racing on a public road by the Protea Magistrates’ Court, Soweto, on October 16 2012.

They crashed their Mini Coopers into a group of schoolboys in Protea North, Soweto, on March 8 2010. Four boys were killed in the crash and two were left permanently brain damaged.

Both men were sentenced on December 5 2012 to 20 years’ imprisonment for murder and four years for attempted murder.

For the use of drugs, driving under the influence of drugs, and racing on a public road, they got a year for each count.

Their previous appeal was dismissed in February 2013.

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