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Delays as Jub Jub trial resumes

2011-05-27 10:47

Johannesburg - The trial of murder accused Molema Jub Jub Maarohanye and Themba Tshabalala was delayed in the Protea Magistrate's Court on Monday.

Tshabalala's defence lawyer, Mlungiseleni Soviti was running late, the court heard.

The court was expected to see a cellphone video recording by an 18-year-old witness of Maarohanye and Tshabalala allegedly "racing".

On Wednesday, Ntokozo Mahlangu testified that she was standing on the corner of Mdlalose Street with her friends on when she saw the two men's cars.

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

Maarohanye and Tshabalala were allegedly drag-racing when one of their Mini Coopers ploughed into a group of school children 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.

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

Comments
  • Johnny - 2011-05-27 10:53

    contempt of court, the families deserve justice

      Barry - 2011-05-27 11:08

      Is this the same lawyer that is always late ?

      REVO - 2011-05-27 11:18

      THIS IS SOOO TYPICAL!!!

      kalabafazi@24.com - 2011-05-27 11:18

      Barry - It seems that their only defence is to have the trial continuously postponed and then in a few years time argue that they have not had the right to a fair and speedy trial. The lawyer should face charges of contempt.

      Rob van den Heuvel - 2011-05-27 11:21

      Agreed, "Justice delayed is justice denied..."

      Felix - 2011-05-27 11:39

      I think this is news24 repeating themselves..."The trial of murder accused Molema Jub Jub Maarohanye and Themba Tshabalala was delayed in the Protea Magistrate's Court on Monday." Running out of things to write.

      Together - 2011-05-27 12:03

      The message being sent by the accused and their lawyers is clear - they hold the court and the young South African victims in extreme contempt. If you have done something this stupid, why do you even NEED a court to make you sorry and force you to make restitution?

      Simpiwe Cele - 2011-05-27 12:03

      Bling Bling wannabe gangsters must get what they deserve .......a long stay behind bars thinking about the lives they destroyed. I have no sympathy for Jub Jub

  • Torchlighter - 2011-05-27 10:56

    Eish Jub Jub mare,Mother was terrorising residents, Child drag race & kills 4 pupis, Child beat girlfriend & her mother!!! Yo this family really needs to appease their ancestors.

  • IandI - 2011-05-27 10:57

    Order 24 hrs detention each time a lawyer/accused is late, honourable judge!

  • Kpt_Keyboard - 2011-05-27 10:58

    Whats the problem.. his guilty and he must go to jail and add another 5 years for all this delays. If children can be at school on time why cant these adults be on time?

  • thobsion.ANC - 2011-05-27 10:59

    Whatever, report when these junkies get what they deserve.

      Thor - 2011-05-27 11:08

      But they are your ANC buddies. Don't you guys always stick together through good times and bad, through sickness and health, through crime, prosecution and medical parole.

      Craig - 2011-05-27 11:39

      Get a life Thor. Thobison is saying they must get what the deserve and all you can do is bring up politics. Find a descent arguement or rather say nothing

      BOY30 - 2011-05-27 12:04

      @Thor. I you still asleep or your just being stupid? Your buddies are waiting for you at pre-school. Go to play.

      Thor - 2011-05-27 16:05

      Boy and Craig.. First off go f..k yourselves. This man proudly presents his political party everywhere he goes through his name. This very organisation makes a mockery of the legal system and the justice system every day. This very man supports the organisation proudly supporting "kill the boer" and "whites are criminals". The list goes on and is very long. For this man to now come and say these guys should go to jail is hypocrisy at its worst. It is either justice for all or stay quite. Siding with the ANC openly will get little respect from me and will draw out criticism around the lack of respect for justice in this country. So Graig you get a life and find something decent to say. The same goes for you Boy.

      Craig - 2011-05-27 22:40

      @Thor. Comment negatively on something that deserves a negative. You judging for the wrong reasons. Whatever you think of the person or his politics, attacking him over something like that is uncalled for. He is agreeing with what people here are saying, and you are just trying to put him down. I do not agree what his political party stands for, but i wont slander him for it if he makes a good comment like he did in his first post. You replied to his post based on a picture and name alone, and it had nothing to do with what he said at all

  • DeonL - 2011-05-27 11:00

    Late again? Maybe they should keep him in prison for a day or 2? He will never be late again.

      Evan - 2011-05-27 11:04

      One can only wonder what the court is doing to discipline said attorney, or are we to assume that he is somehow above the law? His continued tardiness seemingly defeats the justice process, he should be held in contempt of court at least!

      Rob van den Heuvel - 2011-05-27 11:23

      One has to wonder, how is it that the judge is SO patient with this lot. The writing's on the wall. Brace yourselves for a 'soft' judgment, one reserved for the so-called "untouchables".

      daaivark - 2011-05-27 11:42

      He was theatened with a contempt action the last time.... or perhaps it was the lawyer for the other guy.

      BOY30 - 2011-05-27 12:08

      Jub Jub lawyer was the one always late. Now this one is also late. The magistrate need to command some respect for his court.

  • KPActivities - 2011-05-27 11:01

    When is the words DELAY and JUB JUB not going to be in a heading?

  • Currie_Mafia - 2011-05-27 11:04

    Kom, kom, kom...Papa kan nie langer wag nie !!!

  • GinSA1 - 2011-05-27 11:07

    Johannesburg - The trial of murder accused Molema Jub Jub Maarohanye and Themba Tshabalala was delayed in the Protea Magistrate's Court on MONDAY. Is it just me? Am I missing something?

      jds - 2011-05-27 11:34

      I also noticed it-wtf??Maybe the reporter is getting confused seeing as the lawyer is seemingly late everytime!!

  • Redwine - 2011-05-27 11:13

    When you see reports of how our justice system is simply crawling along and you have a look at what these legal representation is charging you soon realize that justice is only for some.

      Evan - 2011-05-27 12:11

      Absolutely, the SLOWER the process, the more $MONEY$, when have you ever seen an attorney rush unless it was to make money LOL

  • Anonymous Thinker - 2011-05-27 11:15

    Cheap tactics by the lawyers to delay!!

  • nkulu.bgumede - 2011-05-27 11:15

    this case is cut and dry, they were drag racing, they have concrete evidence, video footage, to put these two into jail. please stop woorsting time(zakes bantwini's song) ad put this to bed. they are both guilty. dragging this case wont bring back the 4 kids that died, their parents cant sleep at night. and having to be in court everyday for such drama dampens their spirit. please put them out of their misery

      kalabafazi@24.com - 2011-05-27 11:21

      I agree nkulu. Why worry about the drunken driving charges. Nail them on the murder charge and get it over with already. 4 Children are dead because of their actions what more evidence do they need?

      Evan - 2011-05-27 12:17

      Yes Nkulu - a South African after my own heart. Indeed, they were drag racing, which ultimately cost innocent lives. Children who will never again laugh, play soccer or put a smile on their parents' faces. They must face the consequences for their actions. Even a prison sentence will not bring the kids back, BUT it will send a message and make the streets that much safer. I try to imagine what it must be like to be one of the parents. How would they feel if he gets away with it!?

  • JustinD - 2011-05-27 11:16

    Late again tells me how arrogant his attorney is....ASSHOLE also comes to mind. I just wish they would hurry up and sentence this dickhead.

  • Superdude - 2011-05-27 11:21

    How many times has this happened? I thought that the judge warned the lawyer the last time he pulled this stunt? Comtempt for the law surely?

  • maseratifitt - 2011-05-27 11:28

    If the courts cannot impose discipline, who can?

  • gobbler - 2011-05-27 11:37

    always late wtf!!!!!! the court must just f..k'n tell these lawyers its either they comply or they will b ruled out of the court for the day.

  • Mizer - 2011-05-27 11:37

    This is B$hitte now.Putting the family of those kids thru this misery for such a long time.Come on now. Those families lost lives and not some material objects.Where is some respect to those families.

  • lovey1984 - 2011-05-27 11:39

    tired of this story

  • daaivark - 2011-05-27 11:41

    This guy's legal team are just incredible. Have they actually ever been on time in this case?

  • Brian - 2011-05-27 11:42

    It's all part of jub jub's plan, his lawyer will continue with his lateness until the judge is about to run out of patience then the lawyer will get fired, jub jub will then demand a new lawyer, new lawyer will then need time to go through the case, then it's another year down the line and and and.... jub jub is still a free man

  • Tea party - 2011-05-27 11:48

    This is a slap in the face for the aggrieved families. This damn lawyer should also spend some time behind bars

      audrey mooketsi - 2011-05-27 12:02

      how.. hle.. tea party pls have some mercy an accident is an accident u guys are saying all this things cauze jubie is a celeb what if it was u mmmm...

      Craig - 2011-05-27 12:16

      @ Audrey. The case against them is for racing down a public road whilst under the influence of drugs/booze, and that led to innocent kids getting hurt. Its not a plain accident. These guys would not even be allowed on a race track in their "condition", let alone on public roads. A accident is a accident, this aint no accident. They took on that repsonsibility when they did what they did

      Tea party - 2011-05-27 12:37

      I would make sure I arrive at court on time!

  • Jay - 2011-05-27 11:50

    I reckon this court case is actually just one huge waste of time, and money. we all know that with the judicial system in SA, that the trial will be stretched out for as long as possible, then some witness will have his/her credibility questioned, due to the time difference between the accident and the hearing, and then this nut will get off with a very light tap on the wrist.

  • Ingie - 2011-05-27 11:57

    Does the lawyer not get fined for being late. Typical just like the blue lights...late for appointments so speed and drive everyone off the roads

  • audrey mooketsi - 2011-05-27 12:08

    u know what i actually feel 4 jubie becuz what goes around comes around 4 times worse so before you point a finger pls put yourselves in his shoes.. bathong he is only human why forgive forget..

      Mizer - 2011-05-27 12:13

      So are you saying its ok for people to do unlawful things simply because they are humans.Firstly he should have thought twice about taking drugs and alcohol and getting behind the steering wheel.Secondly he should have known better that if he wanted to race, there are plenty of designated places to do that.Its not about him being a celeb or whatever he is.He has done wrong and he has to be punished like millions of others serving jail terms resulting from their acts.If nothing happens to him, it will send a message to others to do the same cause one can get away scott free.Think twice

  • jakes - 2011-05-27 12:26

    The families of those children will take care of this piece of trash if they don't lock him up!!!!

  • Noitol - 2011-05-27 12:35

    I hate to say it, but this seems to be just one more instance of breakdown in the standards of the running of our country. Surely, in a court of law above anywhere else in the land, discipline should prevail? Time without number while at school I was punished for arriving no more than two minutes late. Yet when these trained and exorbitantly paid members of the legal fraternity can't get to work on time, all that happens is another postponement of the trial. In the name of sanity, Your Honour, get tough!

  • Claude - 2011-05-27 13:57

    Give him a PK and fire his ass judge......................plonka.

  • changeisGood - 2011-05-27 14:49

    this case keeps on being postponed and postponed, come on now Judge make up your mind and conclude on this case, the fact that the poor families keep on going back to court is too much, just give a vertict once and for all.

  • Enigma - 2011-05-27 15:05

    We've bn waitin' so long for the final verdict and yet still nada. I'm not sure if the SA justice system has different ways handling so called celebrity cases and normal SA citizens. Celebrities seem to get awy with everything eg Mandoza also took someones life & he's still walking free. The rubgy player who killed the jhb metro police officer. Bryce Moon who also killed a domestic worker on her way to work. Those are just a few, oh and not forgetting our fraudster Shabir Shaik. How ever if it was me or you (avarage South Africans), our cases would have been long done and we would've been injail for a long time. So please tell me my fellow South Africans does money,power and status count in our so called democratic country and if so where do we odinary citizens stand?

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