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Court sees Jub Jub racing video

2011-05-27 12:04

Johannesburg - A short video clip showing murder-accused Molema Jub Jub Maarohanye and Themba Tshabalala allegedly drag racing was played in the Protea Magistrate's Court on Friday.

The cellphone video, which was about five seconds long, showed two Mini Coopers pulling off parallel to one another.

The video was recorded by Ntokozo Mahlangu, who testified earlier that she was standing on the corner of Mdlalose Street with her friends when she saw the two men allegedly racing.

She told the court she recognised Jub Jub as one of the drivers.

Girls' shouts could be heard on the video. Mahlangu said this was because the girls spotted a "celebrity". This was Jub Jub.

Phone blocked

Court proceedings were halted on Wednesday when State prosecutor Raymond Mathenjwa could not open the phone because it had been blocked as it had not been RICAed.

He told the court on Friday that the SA Police Service technical centre had unblocked the phone.

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

They were allegedly drag-racing when one of their Mini Coopers ploughed into a group of schoolchildren on Mdlalose Drive, in Protea North, on March 8 last year.

Four children died in the accident and two others suffered severe injuries, including brain damage.
 

Comments
  • BlackSwan - 2011-05-27 12:11

    For heaven'e sake, lock these murderes up! I'm sick and tired of all the dilly-dallying of all these months. At this rate, mob justice crosses my mind a lot...

      TOM COWELL - 2011-05-27 12:28

      Bingo! Let the sphincter loose.

      ANCBlackAngel - 2011-05-27 12:37

      is there anychance news24 can obtain this video and put it on the website so that we can view and judge for ourselves and know exactly what happened????

      Leviathan - 2011-05-27 12:55

      this whole justice system is messed up. There is always delays even for the most obvious case. You can go shot someone in front of a 1000 peps and on tv at it will still take ages for u 2 b but behind bars. This case should hav bin done in like 6 months the most

      Kpt_Keyboard - 2011-05-27 12:55

      ancblack... yawn!! u dont hav the common sense to judge! ur pic is a photo of u?

      Wes - 2011-05-27 13:47

      And remember to rica your phone! Damn it!

      Mark - 2011-05-27 14:46

      ANCblackangel, why do you need to view the video. Are you part of the prosecution but only work from behind your pc?

  • paulf - 2011-05-27 12:14

    And now???

  • IandI - 2011-05-27 12:15

    The Fast and the stupid junkies-horror movie!

  • Linus - 2011-05-27 12:19

    Well this is really the evidence the prosecution has shown that will have these 2 cretins found guilty - well done prosecution and SAPS...

  • alvin - 2011-05-27 12:20

    the court is trying to find any excuse to abandon the case. it is obvious jub bub is guilty of murder but of course he is a friend of malema.....

      jeremy - 2011-05-27 12:30

      You're completely wrong Alvin. The judge/magistrate will listen to all the evidence, assess it and then make a decision. It will have nothing to do with Malema. Justice will be done.

      NuttyPeanuts - 2011-05-27 12:55

      Jeremy, 2 days give or take after he was locked up, Malema went to visit him in his cell....

      clifford.pike1 - 2011-05-27 13:27

      i agree with Jeremy. The court has to hear all sides of the argument - even if the defendants have nothing but feeble lies to use as their defence. Haven't you ever been at a disciplinary hearing or an arbitration at the ccma? The mediator / arbitrator / judge has to give all sides an equal opportunity to state their case, or the whole process will be considered biased and unfair. Jub Jub will get sentenced and go to jail, that is a certainty. Friends in high places will not prevent justice from being done. Four children are dead and one is brain-damaged. If he walks, the people will go mad.

      MrTruth - 2011-05-27 13:35

      jeremy???? I fell of my chair reading your comment, WAKE UP FOOL - THIS IS SOUTH AFRICA - There is no justice. You think I am wrong??? try telling the rape victims (one every 26 seconds) the murder victims (51 every day) tell those that get raped, beat up or killed while in police custody. How about the corrupt politicians still walking free laughing there heads off. BLOODY JUSTICE - NOT IN THIS LIFE TIME

      jeremy - 2011-05-27 13:58

      For the record MrTruth, I'm a journalist and radio station manager. I probably have a better idea of how the justice system in this country works than you do. And while I have every sympathy for every victim of rape, murder, or any crime, the fact is that when a case does go to trial, justice usually gets done. Zuma was an exception and Shaik very evidently should be back behind bars. But Sheryl Cwele certainly got her just desserts - and I stand by my assertion that justice in the Jub Jub case will also be done.....

      Mark - 2011-05-27 14:50

      Jeremy, you make a very good PR for the judicial system in this country. Keep up the good work Clouseau

      Fred - 2011-05-27 14:55

      @ Jeremy, proved my point, journalists are morons, Cwele is free, she may have been found guilty but like Jub-Jub, Winney Mandele, Selebi and Shaik they are not where they belong and justice has not been served. Wish we had some real journalists with balls, willing to take on the criminals and incompetents in our society and protect the innocent law abiding citizens.

      Dros - 2011-05-27 15:20

      Right said Fred

      Sizwe - 2011-05-27 23:02

      @Fred. While you quote exceptions, do not forget that our prisons a overflowing with convicted criminals. Some of the examples you make are wrong, as those people are appealing their convictions or sentences. This is normal procedure in any Judicial system.

  • Zizo Snr - 2011-05-27 12:22

    Lock this junk and throw away the keys.

  • THH - 2011-05-27 12:26

    Grasping at Straws or is this how dumb we are expected to be? What the hell does a sim card have to do with Video saved to flash on the phone. Maybe in their little minds that one would work but come on RICA is end of June only as well. TIA

      JohnnyWotten - 2011-05-27 12:52

      I've heard of quite a few people whose phones have been RICAd early and incorrectly recently.

      Andrew van Dijk - 2011-05-27 13:14

      I have 2 sims that have been disconnected

      THH - 2011-05-27 13:30

      My main Point is how does that affect the bloody recorded evidence the phone is a device that uses the sim not the other way around.

  • jakes - 2011-05-27 12:29

    This piece of trash will be taken care off, locked up or not!!!!!!

      Andrew van Dijk - 2011-05-27 13:14

      One way or another

      Rob van den Heuvel - 2011-05-27 13:36

      Or he'll join the ANCYL, "work" his way up the ranks and maybe even one day be president of the country.

  • Spoofed - 2011-05-27 12:31

    Court proceedings were halted on Wednesday when State prosecutor Raymond Mathenjwa could not open the phone because it had been blocked as it had not been RICAed. Funny, Final date to RICA is June 30th... so why is it blocked?

      Born To Fish - 2011-05-27 12:39

      Shit Reporting! Shit excuse!

      Felix - 2011-05-27 12:55

      They want to know what we say and do but don't want us to know what they are up to. Down with this facist regime!!!! Oh and F Jub Jub.

      MrMonte - 2011-05-27 13:30

      i dont see why the case had to be halted. the SA police service technical centre just had to change the sim card in the phone...

      Jason V - 2011-05-27 14:21

      Agree with @Born to Fish... crap story.. deadline 30 JUne 2011.. I think the phone had the normal password on it.. and obviously the people involved dont have any technical knowledge..

  • Abs - 2011-05-27 12:32

    Oh man, the reporting here is putrid! Phone blocked because it was not Rica'ed!!!!! How stupid do you think your readers are???????

      Craig - 2011-05-27 14:49

      Do you not perhaps think thats what was told to people in the court room. Why do you automatically blame the reporter. You somehow think the reporter sat their and decided on their own that it was a reason

  • bosegoos - 2011-05-27 12:35

    I hope Jub Jub's attorney wasn't late today.

  • Ryno - 2011-05-27 12:35

    good so he can be locked up before 5 TODAY!

  • Koos - 2011-05-27 12:35

    what more is needed!!!! CHILD KILLERS!!!!!!!! DEATH PENALTY!!!!!! DONT WASTE MY TAX MONEY ON THEM IN JAIL!!!!!

  • Born To Fish - 2011-05-27 12:39

    NOT Ricad? What the F#$#? Do you think we are idiots! Whoever sold you this hogwash must get the fact straight!

      neo_acheron - 2011-05-27 12:57

      Exactly. Your phone does not get blocked if you are not RICA'd, your SIM gets "blocked"... The idiots probably screwed up the SIM PIN entry and then couldn't unlock the phone, and even then a simple task of removing the SIM card from the phone should give you access to the phone's storage like MP3's and videos.

      Mark - 2011-05-27 14:52

      Yes neo, but the people in court are toooo dumb to know this well known fact.

  • ExRecce - 2011-05-27 12:40

    Actually, he was late today too. Court proceedings were delayed because of this......... Africa time is making a mockery of our legal system.

      godsavesa - 2011-05-27 14:23

      What legal system i ask you?

  • Lizelle - 2011-05-27 12:40

    Well because Jub Jub is a friend of Julius Malema he will walk our with just a warning or a fine, case closed.

      Mark - 2011-05-27 14:54

      That will probably happen... and then the kangaroo justice system will take its course

  • Joyce Moeketsi - 2011-05-27 12:41

    It's about time justice was served. How much more evidence does the court need? The 4 dead children should be proof enough. Lock them up already!!!

  • Kay - 2011-05-27 12:45

    I wish they would stop using the word 'allegedly'. I think it is pretty much a damn FACT that they were racing, don't you think!

      dr - 2011-05-27 12:58

      @Kay, exactly my point no words such as "apparently" just lock these murders inside a jail finish en klaar why they are prolonging this process bcause they have got the evidence and prove. Just bcause he's a public figure and he's got money that's why a delay in the case.

  • joe joe - 2011-05-27 12:47

    Cause he is a so-called celebrity that is why the case isnt closed ... hope its not like the Mandoza (similar )case ... He still shows no signs of remorse

  • william.botha - 2011-05-27 12:51

    Put the video on Youtube

  • alphaomega1@24.com - 2011-05-27 12:53

    How can it be murder? If their intention was to kill four people yes it is murder. It was an accident due to negligence and reckless driving. Our jails would be full if we were to lock all the culprits away. If our traffic police were dong what they supposed to do things would be very different. Traffic police have become hidden cameramen chasing money instead of policing the roads and its users.

      k53 - 2011-05-27 13:39

      inculpable homicide is murder in da second degree. they are murderers!!

      godsavesa - 2011-05-27 14:29

      Hve you read what you just said? omg. I can't believe people like you. So this guy is drunk or whatever and kills 4 kids, and now you say, oh well give him a traffic fine and let him go home? wtf. Lets suppose it was your children, would you still want to have Sunday lunch with the f@cker? And if it wasn't murder according to delusional you, then those 4 kids would still be alive. If Jub Jub was never born, 4 children would still be laughing and playing.

  • Vktt - 2011-05-27 12:56

    Jub jub stop wasting time, why dont plead guilty instead of wasting ur time. Wat u did is cruel.....killing student and seriously injuring the two. I think u should rot in jail

  • Badballie - 2011-05-27 12:58

    a corrupt government, police brutality, judiciary on the ANC payroll, blatant lies in regards to RICA status's Things are sure starting to get fun in the New(sic) South Africa

  • FAH-Q - 2011-05-27 13:02

    Court sees Jub Jub racing video and due to the fact that he is mates with juliass, he will be set free

  • 123online123 - 2011-05-27 13:11

    Blocking a phone does not affect it's ability to record video. They deserve to be jailed for driving such girly cars!

      VatHmDawie - 2011-05-27 13:22

      Nice one.....

  • VatHmDawie - 2011-05-27 13:20

    allegedly racing WTF !!!!!!!!! There were so many witnesses but I guess they are all lairs. The justice system in this country only favors the rich and illiterate masses.

  • MrTruth - 2011-05-27 13:38

    Just give them over to the parents they will deal with it for sure.

  • WhoGivesAshi - 2011-05-27 13:41

    Let him burn!

  • Judge Judy - 2011-05-27 13:53

    y

  • Judge Judy - 2011-05-27 13:58

    I do not understand why there is not a giant outcry about this!!These guys should be left to the families of the victims and the people to deal with them. If you want to act like a mobster, submit to mob justice and stop wasting court time. They will be hung out for the vultures.

  • dazzy - 2011-05-27 13:59

    i wonder what's the waiting for in this case? jub jub and his buddy need to go to jail and that's it.i mean people saw who were the two drivers who did this, now what's so difficult to just lock the murderers up.

  • Byron22 - 2011-05-27 14:06

    They should only get community service, it wasnt their plan to ride over those kids it was an accident. Theres no point sending good people to prison

      godsavesa - 2011-05-27 14:35

      Okay. Go stand on the sidewalk, close your eyes, and wait. I am coming with my Toyota Landcruiser and I will personally come drive over you. Then we will see what you have to say. Or lets do it with one of your children. That should be fun hey? After I did that, just please dont judge me, because genarally speaking :I ama good person". wtf? You are probably a black, uneducated ANC voting imbecile, so just Shut up, you dont know what you are talking about.

  • riseupwakeup - 2011-05-27 14:08

    Send the brother to jail, he can be a celebrity there and definitely not a celibate one either!

  • Mziros - 2011-05-27 14:21

    why waste our hardly earned money on nonsense? Jub Jub must go to where he belongs.

  • steven jessop - 2011-05-27 14:31

    does anyone remember when jub jub left survivor sa cos he was sick? its cos hes a drug addict he was having withdrawls and if he was racing under the influence of booze and drugs id say thats murder 101!!! and why on earth would anyone tamper with his drug test??? hes a nobody !!!

  • Mark - 2011-05-27 14:44

    I didn't know that if you dont RICA your sim card they block your phone. Ones should still have access to phone data like videos and images. This should normally be stored on the phone memory

  • mo-man - 2011-05-27 14:46

    Jub Jub se ma se....

      mo-man - 2011-05-27 14:48

      ....blou Mini!!! :-)

  • Ryan77 - 2011-05-27 14:49

    To all you idiots who is talking about RICA.... Screw Rica! Four kids has been killed and we are paying our hard earned TAX on this murderers. JUST FRY THE BASTARDS !!!

  • Cha-Ching - 2011-05-27 15:07

    Lock them up and throw away the key.

  • Blackracist - 2011-05-27 15:53

    A story without apartheid, white racists etc.? Maybe later.

  • Cassels Madingwane - 2011-05-27 16:08

    The saddest thing being the lack of remorse and empathy towards the victims and their families. Dragging this for over two years and watching the pepertrators trying to justify their actions is just sickning? You can't take four lives and hope to get away with it on technical grounds.

  • Krolie - 2011-05-27 19:39

    I am tired just reading through all of this. Some a lot of b&^^%$£t, other making sense. Either way, and no matter how strong we feel about guilt, innocence, murder, alleged murder and so forth, there is unfortunately nothing we can do. The justice system works the way it has been for years. Very slow. Agonisingly slow and many of us are really getting extremely frustrated as we want justice to be served as it should be. On the other hand we know just too well that things can go south, as it has been proved to in the past, but all I can say is that I will pray that justice is done as it should be done. Fair and just. We will all have to be a bit more patient (yes I know, it has been too long allready!), but we have absolutely no choice in the matter. So, let us not set ourselves up for a coronary or the likes. To the family who must at this time really feel anguish at the slack pace proceedings are taking. Our condolences for the unjust death of your children, and for the suffering and heartache that seems to have no end. May He be with you at all times and carry you through these dark days. May He also be with the children hurting at the moment and pray he heals you and lessens the pain and suffering. To all of you on the blog, let us hope this court case ends as it should and soon. Enjoy your week-end, drive safe and be safe. Take care of your loved ones and remember to tell them at least once a day that you love and care for them. Be kind to animals and the elderly.

  • Ndoda4u - 2011-05-28 02:42

    Jub jub should be punished for his doings

  • Harrison - 2011-06-22 23:14

    blocked by RICA??????? That only happens next month!!?? WTF is going on here? I just RICA'd my phone today and it was never blocked

  • cuckoo2011 - 2011-07-11 12:14

    @jeremy ... you're completely wrong, not Alvin! "The judge/magistrate will listen to all the evidence, assess it and then make a decision. It will have nothing to do with Malema. Justice will be done. " Shame ... do you really believe this LIE? The courts/judges/magistrates in SA is completely corrupt and biased!

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