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I'm really hurt, Jub Jub says

2012-10-16 17:21

Johannesburg - Convicted murderer Molemo "Jub Jub" Maarohanye said on Tuesday he was hurt by the deaths and injuries of six school boys.

"I'm really hurt sir, but I will leave that [sentence] up to the justice system," Maarohanye said during an urgent bail application in the Protea Magistrate's Court after he was found guilty.

"I understand the reaction to my actions. I'm happy this [trial] reached the end and that the families can move forward... Justice has run its course."

Musician Maarohanye and Themba Tshabalala were found guilty of four counts of murder, two of attempted murder, use of drugs, racing on a public road, and driving under the influence of drugs.

Maarohanye and Tshabalala were drag-racing in Protea North on 8 March 2010 when they crashed into a group of schoolchildren. Prince Mohube, Mlungisi Cwayi, Andile Mthombeni and Phomello Masemola, were killed.

Frank Mlambo and Fumani Mushwana were left permanently brain damaged.

Outside the court, Maarohanye's uncle said no one is above the law.

"Things are not looking good for us, but what can you do?" asked Solomon Tsimile.

He said the Maarohanye family had requested several times to meet with the families of the deceased.

"It's how we do things in the African culture," he said.

"We are still intending to meet them even though, so far, they have refused. We want to express our sympathy."

Tsimile is related to Maarohanye's mother, whose absence throughout the two-year trial had been noted.

He refused to disclose her whereabouts or why she had not been present.

Sentencing will take place on 30 November.

Comments
  • raath - 2012-10-16 17:28

    "...he had 17 employees and wanted to ensure the business and his 2-year-old son were taken care of..." Didn't think about them when you took drugs and went drag racing, did you?

      walter.tgsa - 2012-10-16 18:33

      Now, if he had 17 employees, why does he need (free) legal aid??? I am so sick of these kinds of people, I could puke 24/7!

      lwandle.eleph - 2012-11-23 22:55

      Do you ever think about anything else when ua having fun? Well da honest unswer is a no coz if its were a yes you wouldind be doing anything wrong and if yu say yes yu do think bwt posetiv thingz b4 doing da wrong thing and stop well yo name should be jesus2

  • kim.buren - 2012-10-16 17:30

    You hurt? You still have your life. Those children you mowed down don't. You deserve nothing less than 25 years without parole

      maggy.mabaso.7 - 2012-10-16 17:43

      I think 25 its less what about life sentnce

      grootrot.vanzyl - 2012-10-16 18:27

      Hey Jub jub, if you are so hurt, why did you put up a fight and a bad one at that in court? Why could you just not speak the truth from day 1? I don't think you were hurting, you are maybe now, but that is because you are facing the music and not making it.

  • BangBang - 2012-10-16 17:33

    During the trial they tried to discredit the state's witnesses, tried to get the forensic evidence thrown out, accused witnesses if lying and modifying video footage if their racing and denied everything. And NOW they show remorse - only once they realise the court didn't fall for their 'distractions' from the truth! Shame on them.

  • steven.maier.16 - 2012-10-16 17:34

    Pure arrogance the whole trial, now he is sorry - dont buy it....

      noedig.greene - 2012-10-17 09:24

      No i think he was misquoted what he meant was i am scared

  • buti.lembe - 2012-10-16 17:40

    Where there's good judgement @ the end tears are flowing like rivers.

  • logical007 - 2012-10-16 17:50

    His Mother is a criminal, his uncle (Solomon Tsimile) sounds like he wanted to bribe the relatives of the deceased 'requested several times to meet with the families of the deceased. "It's how we do things in the African culture," Remember Jub jub chose his mothers non-existant ex-fraudulent childrens home as the charity to give money to when he was on survivor in 2010?? Born a criminal!

      lwandle.eleph - 2012-11-23 22:47

      Are you that perfect? Perfect that nothing like these or worse wl ever hapen 2you? So perfect that yu never dd any kind of a bad thing n yo life? If yes than yo name must be jesus if no stop pointing @ other people's mistake it could be you 2morow

  • magomarele - 2012-10-16 17:55

    Children put their loving parents in difficult situations. It must be very hard for any parent to watch a son face a long jail term.

  • nofikathiniskeyi.eunice - 2012-10-16 17:57

    No Bail for Jub jub

  • courtney.baird.71 - 2012-10-16 17:59

    he will be sick in a few weeks time...then out!!!!!!

  • Bafana Joseph - 2012-10-16 17:59

    jub jub's family please it's too late to meet deceased family don't you think

  • delelani - 2012-10-16 17:59

    If you're indeed hurt, and glad that justice has run its course, then for the sake of the families: NO APPEALING!!!!

  • papi.benra - 2012-10-16 18:05

    i'v been praying tht this two ppl be found guilty n nw god answerd my prayes.thnk u lord for giving them wat they deserve.

      lwandle.eleph - 2012-11-23 22:37

      Nobody deserve any bad thing I bet u don't pray 2god yu pray 2gody coz god doesint want us 2wish any1 a bad thing its not our rt 2judge jub jub and you as u beliv n good you should be feling sory ;ub jub2 coz he dealing with areal hard times ryt nw t even beter 4da kids coz dy won't be facing these 4da rest of their lives but jub jub will always be guilty even when he's out of jail I mean 4da rest of his life so stop loking @ dc on da 1side if ua a true prayer pray 4 both sides pray 4 jub jub 2become a beter person he doesint derseve 2be a killer 2 he dd waake up dat day and say I wan2 kill kids so anything can hapen it can hapen 2u2 even worse

  • julian.piovesan.1 - 2012-10-16 18:13

    Hope he gets lots of vaseline for when he goes to jail! If a moslem he'll feel nothing being strung from a crane. it'time the gods punish peple like him.

  • anele.mveku - 2012-10-16 18:18

    Too little to late for apologies or reconciliation, this should hv been done 2years ago, as for Jub Jub I hope he realy is remorseful nd is nt trying to gain the Court's sympathy for his sentence. And ths should send a msg to our communities such a behaviour should n will not be tolerated.

  • john.bayley1 - 2012-10-16 18:21

    He is hurt and the children are dead. A hurt can heal, but dead is DEAD.

  • Bra Tebzaah Sibilanga - 2012-10-16 18:26

    My wife wants a mini cooper,she's getting a Stanza instead.I dont want her to be a female jub jub.

  • lulu.paluka - 2012-10-16 18:30

    Too bad he's not a Politician.... He could've developed some 'seriaaas' illness!!

  • lawrence.sambani.3 - 2012-10-16 18:35

    The people sharing a cell with him will attend shows there for free.Go and sing and dance for your cell mates......

  • danny.levin.351 - 2012-10-16 18:53

    Not yet sunshine, I think you are going to discover a new meaning to words like "hurt" "Papa" and "social life".

  • amtsewu - 2012-10-16 19:02

    Ohk....Malume,u meet with families when sum1 has been knocked up. When yo child fought another @ school

  • John Maila Selamolela - 2012-10-16 19:05

    cnt wait 4 final day

  • kmeissenheimer - 2012-10-16 19:11

    Jub Jub, join the ANC. It's not YOU'RE FAULT!!!

      om.nom.nom.01 - 2012-10-16 19:28

      ....................try, try & try again!

  • henry.vanderburpenfart - 2012-10-16 19:26

    All I could think of was this: http://i.imgur.com/DxDAb.jpg

  • desertratbkf - 2012-10-16 19:27

    Ah NEWS24!!! You're cuts and posts would never fly in the FIRST world!

  • hendrik.schutte.3152 - 2012-10-16 19:35

    Try another one you lier. You, your "buddy" and that legal team of yours did everything you could to drag this out as long as possible after having the cheek to plead not guilty. Who do you think will believe you now??

  • narike.lintvelt.9 - 2012-10-16 19:38

    well boo f*cking hoo... 2 little, 2 late

  • gert.swart.393 - 2012-10-16 19:42

    FORGIVE!!!

      narike.lintvelt.9 - 2012-10-16 19:50

      who should forgive who, gert? you are a lone fart in a thunderstorm, my friend

  • fred.warren.986 - 2012-10-16 19:42

    Jub Jub today (_*_) Jub Jub in 5 years time (_o_)

      henry.vanderburpenfart - 2012-10-16 20:02

      congrats. You win this comment thread.

      lwandle.eleph - 2012-11-23 22:02

      2morow it could be you so get a life its not funy @ all

      misstee.langhein - 2012-11-29 09:22

      Actually Iwandle.eleph, i very much doubt that tomorrow it will be Fred, or me or anyone against JubJub for that matter, he was on drugs, driving neglegent and drag racing on a publc road, what he did was not an accident, the way he was behaving im not surprised what happend, happend. He deserves being in jail and he deserves to go from (_*_) to (_O_). So stop defencing your precious "hero" he deserves what he is getting!!

      misstee.langhein - 2012-11-29 09:23

      DEFENDING not DEFENCING, my bad...

  • arthur.hugh - 2012-10-16 20:10

    Too little too late moron. Feeling sorry for yourself? I feel nothing for you, loser. Rot in prison.

  • diane.g.johnston - 2012-10-16 20:17

    Even though this was a horrendous thing and they deserve to go to jail, I don`t think they woke up that morning and said `I`m going to murder 4 school boys`

      khwezi.hogadior - 2012-10-16 23:47

      So true!! It wasnt with intent we also need to remember that it was a mistake!

      gail.hayesbean - 2012-10-17 09:38

      Diane, this is true of course, however we must remeber that daily we have on our roads people who kill others unintentionally and end up getting away with it. The justice system is coming down hard on these two because they are young diamonds or thought they were and that money would buy them a slap on the wrist. While that seems unfair the public in general are crying out for real justice regardless of power or financial wealth of offenders who take lives. These two are still seen as celebrities by some and their example will send a strong message out to those people who admire them still that no matter who you are nor whether you intended to kill and permanently maim 6 people there WILL be no mercy extended to you. With rights and privilege comes responsibility to set a better example and lead a more exemplary life. We are living in a global village where morals and values have been ignored for way too long and just maybe the pendulum is starting to swing back. I feel for the parents of these two but the loved ones of the victims will never see their sons or hold grandchildren or talk to them again.

  • jmatebane - 2012-10-16 20:30

    Its about time...

  • mikkel.vanwyjk - 2012-10-16 21:27

    "It's how we do things in the African culture," - Drive over people and kill them by doing so? Great and fascinating culture..

      sbu.lomahozaginindza - 2012-10-16 21:52

      You ingorant prick .. What you are saying does not even make sense!!!

      ronnie.kobe - 2012-10-16 21:58

      \Its how we do things in the Dutch culture rape all the black women and make coloureds\

      gail.hayesbean - 2012-10-17 09:49

      Ronnie, I want to ask you not to generalise here about the Dutch "raping" and making coloured. The Dutch men who were early colonisers were largely lonely men and while some may have raped and abandoned the women they encountered, many of them actually took these women as common law wives and remained with them for life, fathering many more children with them and providing for them as well. Of course the higher class Dutch men may also have fathered illegitimate children whom they did not acknowledge since they did actually have Dutch wives either here or back in Holland and so these offspring were treated very poorly indeed - back then rich men kept mistresses and bastard children whom they could choose to acknowledge just as long as they knew their place and that any children born to them from legitimate wives would inherit. Men still do this today and the Immorality Act was to prevent just such injustices from happening because many of the politicians had unacknowledged African blood running in their veins and were ashamed of it.

  • mpho.rametsi.3 - 2012-10-16 21:29

    my fellow south africans, souls have been lost,the dreams and future vision that the parents had for their boys have all been shuttered,we are all angry and in pain we want justice HOWEVER fellow compatriots i dont know if theres any one out there whose having the same questions i have.you know ive been following this case looking at jubjub. can we honestly refer to jub or categorise him with hardcore criminals, the seriel rapists cash robberers gangster mafia and cold blooded murderers? in my view a mafia\r\nhttp://www.google.com/m/search?client=ms-samsung

      john.ntlatseng - 2012-10-16 21:38

      we can't but still what he did was wrong and lawless....

      jason.croxford.56 - 2012-10-17 06:06

      Yes, we can. If you can't do the time, don't do the crime. We all know what could happen if we transgress the law. They knowingly drank alcohol, took drugs and then went racing. What did they think would happen? The kids that died were not given any consideration and nor should JUb Jub ( what kind of name is that ) and his sidekick be given any consideration either. Hard labour I say. The people who are continuing to suffer the most are the families of the victims who's lives have been tragically affected.

      gail.hayesbean - 2012-10-17 10:06

      Mpho, Jub Jub had the potential to set a good example through his talent and he chose to take drugs and drink and rive and generally be wild and do stupid things. I am sure he regrets it now but how does one make people who are in positions of power do the right thing? Our ANC politicians may not be deliberately stealing taxpayers money but they are doing so nonetheless and because nobody holds them to account and makes them take responsibility they continue to steal moneys paid by taxpayers and businesses which is meant to uplift the poor and pay for things like educations, schools and security. They may have been left a legacy by the colonisers however what they took over functioned for those who needed it because the skills and centuries of knowledge had ensured that these things were constantly maintained and prioritised. Suppliers were paid so that delivery took place as it should of school books, hospital equipment to treat lifethreatening diseases etc. One has to remember that there were many more African children than there were teachers and similarly nurses and policemen. All of these aspects of modern life were introduced to Africa from the colonisers and so of course their own children received education. Rightly or wrongly many of your ancestors chose not to avail yourselves of education. Education doesn't happen overnight - it accrues over generations. Some people still reject it today as a waste of time. Why work if you can get a handout or have a talent?

  • john.ntlatseng - 2012-10-16 21:44

    According to my little understanding...Hardcore criminals take advantage of soft dudes like Jub Jub by raping them.....by the way have I wish him to have a nice hard time behind bars after the sentencing......

      pmathaila - 2012-10-17 07:21

      unfortunately four wrongs doesn't make right,sorry boss,two against six,the ratio in not in your favour,am sorry boss.

  • zimbobwe.mugabe - 2012-10-16 22:29

    Jub Jub I think your backside is really gone hurt starting from tonite. They are going to hurt you. Where is your father in this trying times??? No father no morals but blame your mother. She is the one who taught you this arrogance and now you going down papa!!!

  • njdejager - 2012-10-16 22:51

    Hurt? You killed 4 children and brain damaged 2. Broke their families apart. And you say you are hurt. Go to hell.

  • Vusi Succeed - 2012-10-16 23:57

    True, there should be no limits to our ability to forgive ..

  • mahoota.godfree - 2012-10-17 02:25

    no boss dont talk like dat .sorry to tell u .you are a killer man eish wena monna

      lwandle.eleph - 2012-11-23 21:25

      All of yall busy caling jub jub a this and that and judging him 2morow it can be you do yall realy think that he dd intentionally? Are yall 4real well I guss its true that bla peole are even black in their minds that's why white people always get away with things like these coz the know how to use their minds properly don't get me wrong iam black and not related 2jub jub I realy fell bad 4 da parents and da kids but so is jub jub coz I knw he ddnt wake up that day and say I wana kill kids 2day buy he was just having fun and da is nothing new dat he dd he many ppl do it either he just had a bad luck dat day and it can hapen 2you2 and me and I think he had sufered enough 4yall 2be busy saying things like he's a kiler well 2me he's a human being who does stupid things sometime and naw they came back 2him it doesint make him a kiler coz he ddnt just take a knife or a gun and soot em kids but he was doing something else than its hapened da other way around which was 2bad 4him coz naw he'll liv da rest of his life like a dead person. 2yall who are busy judging these and caling him names just put yourselves n his shoes ull knw what am talking about and if u hav anything 2say 2me or ask email me @ Lwande@mtn.blackberry.COM and again am black but I think da oposit yu should try it to it may change the world......

      misstee.langhein - 2012-11-29 09:36

      Ok so Iwandle.eleph, tomorrow you are going to take drugs, jump in your car, drive recklessly, and drive on the wrong side of the road while drag racing a friend, yes we all do that every day. YOU NEED TO WAKE UP!! He screwed up, killed four innocent children, he needs to pay the price for what he has done...

  • mahoota.godfree - 2012-10-17 02:39

    u will see hw u will hurt in jail boss .de boys waiting 4 you

  • arthur.christie.3 - 2012-10-17 04:36

    give him the rope

      benymasemola.stanza - 2012-12-07 14:56

      Wow Arthur rope of wt her in SA der's no sntance lyf mayb if it ws LESOTHO or CHINA thnk u dr r stl r lyf

  • jason.croxford.56 - 2012-10-17 05:54

    These guys are hurt and broken? Yes!! Only because the usual way of doing business in SA did not work for them. They assumed they would walk away with a slap on the wrist. Arrogant morons.

      benymasemola.stanza - 2012-12-07 14:50

      Jason I thnk dr is no prson hu cn prpr hm slf 2 jail thngs hypn on tym nd only god knows

  • sisie.indola - 2012-10-17 08:11

    Amazing how once the end is near how "hurt" he is feeling - well it took 2 years for that - so suck it up and live with it. Also please keep your "culture" out of it - drag racing had nothing to do with culture neither did killing those kids. I still wonder what disease he will throw up PTSS perhaps?

  • maria.kave.5 - 2012-10-17 08:42

    You really shocked JJ didn't expect to be found guilty ha ha ha ! - hurt - don't think you know the meaning of that word - Pretty boy what's happening to you - getting old or still on drugs - "Good luck on your way to the Prison Cells.

  • mshiniboys - 2012-10-17 09:02

    He showed remorse too late.

  • noedig.greene - 2012-10-17 09:33

    I am begging the correctional authorities to check him now for any medical conditions he might have before sentencing. we dont want him to suddenly develop some cancer and get medical parole.

  • sipho.tshabalala.967 - 2012-10-17 16:17

    I think you talking rubish dude your friends are waiting c u poppy and what about the children that u killed gaaaaaaaaa.....

  • mangaliso.mqubuli - 2012-10-21 16:15

    Arno Marais did the same but he's gettin away with it...#YHA BECOZ HIS WHITE...

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