'Jub Jub' trial delayed

By Drum Digital
29 February 2012

The murder trial of Molemo "Jub Jub" Maarohanye and his co-accused Themba Tshabalala was delayed in the Protea Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

Prosecutor Raymond Mathenjwa asked for proceedings to be put on hold as the lawyers of both accused were not in court.

Mathenjwa earlier told the court that Ike Motloung, for Maarohanye, had another case at the High Court in Johannesburg and was expected to finish by 11am, but by 12pm he was not in court and his cellphone was off.

Mathenjwa asked that the trial be delayed until the defence lawyers were in court.

Maarohanye and Tshabalala face charges of murder, attempted murder and driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

The men were allegedly drag racing their Mini Coopers along Mdlalose Drive in Protea North on March 8, 2010, when one of the cars ploughed into a group of school pupils.

Four schoolboys were killed and two others were severely injured.

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