Jub Jub can’t pay lawyer

2011-08-22 11:48

Johannesburg - Musician Molemo "Jub Jub" Maarohanye has financial problems and may not be able to keep his current defence lawyer, the Protea Magistrate's Court heard on Monday.

"My client has picked up a financial problem," his lawyer Ike Motloung said.

"I cannot proceed under these circumstances, without payment. I warned my client that if it persists I will withdraw."

Maarohanye expected to know what was going on with his finances by Wednesday, said Motloung.

"You know how it goes with these cases. If payment hasn't happened then it probably won't," he said.
Maarohanye and co-accused Themba Tshabalala face charges of murder, attempted murder and driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

The two were allegedly drag-racing when one of their Mini Coopers ploughed into a group of schoolchildren on Mdlalose Street, in Protea North.

Four boys were killed. Two others suffered severe injuries, including brain damage.

The case was postponed to October 10.

  • Darwinian - 2011-08-22 11:56

    If this was me, I would've been in jail long time ago.... Everyone is equal, some are just more black than others.

      saabnut - 2011-08-22 12:10

      I agree- jail the swine. He is as guilty as sin, and can't pay his way off the hook.

      Zizo Snr - 2011-08-22 12:47

      I also agree, jail these "son of a criminal". Some mistakes do no deserve a second chance.

      comrade213 - 2011-08-22 13:49

      bcz u dn't hv moola

      mobiles - 2011-08-22 14:40

      Just a another ``BLING BLING BOY`` that thought he was above the law ! I hope he rots in jail ! Just a pitty also that the majority of the South African youth all try and be ``BLING BLING BOYS`` asswell !

      Taboo - 2011-08-22 15:09

      I guess sometimes mob justice is not such a bad thing..... Would have given closure to the families.

      EasyAs - 2011-08-22 15:41

      what's race got to do with it Darwinian??? all matter the race, deserve the same punishment..

      Wizard101 - 2011-08-22 20:03

      Maybe he must ask JuJu for some money,eish sorry bra but he needs that money to see if he can keep his own ass out of baba's cell.Dam life is a bitch if it turns on you.Rot in jail my boytjie.

      Atholl - 2011-08-23 00:46

      Lawyer Ike Motloung must be an amateur ... why doesn't he learn from Livingston Leandy in Durban .... They simply seize immovable property to claim R30,000 fees .... in direct conflict with the Constitution ... see the Evidence at the site : za

      Greg - 2011-08-23 08:06

      What happened to "innocent until proven guilty" - or do some commentators prefer "trial by media"?

      sportsmadwil - 2011-08-23 08:28

      A Mini and drugs + a man that couldn't handle it are to blame her. let's not lose focus of the fact that there are grieving parents that seek closure as well. Your comment Darwinian lacks merit and people like you are the reason South Africa has not progressed from the apartheid days, jy moet n bietjie naa jouself kyk en dink wat sou ek gedoen het as my kind daaie voertuig bestuur het? You my friend need some devine intervention. Black or white , everyone deserves their right to a fair trial.

      Mark - 2011-08-23 09:05

      @darwinian, i dont understand the "logic" behind your racial undertone. This guy killed Black kids, why would there be any bias towards him becuse he is Black. I believe that he should be in jail right now but the fact that he is not has nothing to do with the colour of his skin but an imcompetance in the judiciary. You are very quick to pull the race card when it suits you but when Malema does then its racism. Quite frankly you should be sitting in jail right now along with your AWB brothers

  • Johnny - 2011-08-22 12:00

    another delay tactic, just lock him up and through away the key, the hyped up drunken child killer that he is

      comrade213 - 2011-08-22 13:51

      u r on point da,is jst another delay tactics thy r plyn wth us diz ppl

      Taboo - 2011-08-22 14:02

      I agree Johnny, i thought the same thing when i heard it. They doing this to delay everything.

      LiciousDee - 2011-08-22 16:18

      Yip i second that, its a delay tactic from miles away

      onthefence - 2011-08-22 16:46

      @comrade213 - sorry, no idea what you said - probably because I'm sober

      THE.SRG - 2011-08-22 18:40 quite pissed right now and i also dont understand what he said,its a comrade thing i guess

  • BigMoose - 2011-08-22 12:00

    So, it's not about the innocence of the accused, it's all about the money. But we knew that all along.

      Darwinian - 2011-08-22 12:20

      Never mind the shattered families....

  • Tsotsoma - 2011-08-22 12:01

    Maybe that is the reason why he was always late.

  • Tsotsoma - 2011-08-22 12:02

    Maybe that is the reason why he was always late.

  • mac-d - 2011-08-22 12:04

    yesesss,tjeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrr maaan,why is this case still on!?why is it so hard for him to be sentenced!?we should be treated equally people no one is more important than others,seriously our goverment is not fair enough.if it was just some from e kasi,im tellin they would have long been sentenced*pissed*.

  • Enigma - 2011-08-22 12:04

    Things are not looking good for Jub Jub. He should consider a legal aid so that they can lose the case and Jubs can be sentenced and be locked away.

      biskit - 2011-08-22 12:58

      Be nice i got legal advise - he'll need to phone Legalwise pretty soon...

  • Canibus - 2011-08-22 12:06

    Why doesnt Jub JUb ask Mama JAckie (his mother) for some money? she stole money from Oprah... millions!!

      Brillianto - 2011-08-22 12:14

      Besides money, she also has serial killers!!!

      LiciousDee - 2011-08-22 16:19

      its finished, you know how quickly the money that you never worked for goes - 2011-08-22 18:25

      Or just ask JuJu ...

  • kleinkoppi - 2011-08-22 12:08

    He can rap, sing or do whatever he wants to for Bubba in jail....

  • PlainTruth - 2011-08-22 12:08

    If he cannot pay, send him straight to jail

  • Tshifhiwa - 2011-08-22 12:09

    Just send the F@#cker to jail....he is guilty anyway.

  • david - 2011-08-22 12:10

    That's fine, give him govt idiot like i had. And then lock him up forever.

  • Komasa - 2011-08-22 12:23

    No one buying your CD's anymore, bet your girl friend is busy packing too.

      Enigma - 2011-08-22 12:27

      The minute he is sentenced I'll be there to comfort her while he'll be comforted by PAPA in the tjoekie.

      Roundana - 2011-08-22 16:15

      @ Komasa...she backed looong time ago.

      Roundana - 2011-08-22 16:16


      umhlopo - 2011-08-22 20:11

      he dosent have a girlfriend,he shares a goat with brother juliass

  • Bok Fan - 2011-08-22 12:23

    So here come the delaying tactics. The state must now provide a lawyer at the expense of the taxpayer. This lawyer will take six months to catch up on the case. Then he will be fired. The next one to be appointed will claim that that justice delayed is justice denied, using JZ as a precedent. And that will be that. To the families whose loved ones were murdered. Cheers thanks for playing in this charade and dont forget to buy JubJub's new CD at the next ancyl rally.

      Nobuntu - 2011-08-22 12:29

      That is exactly what the plan is. I concur 100%.

      crackerr - 2011-08-22 12:43

      With a bit of luck (from the accused's perspective) the magistrate may also become unavailable. Then you have a mess. One or two important witnesses perhaps also not available. So many possibilities.

      Kenno - 2011-08-22 13:07

      Why doesn't he get some of the fraudulent millions from his mate Ju JU? Are they not big mates?

      Petite - 2011-08-22 13:29

      The next thing we know, 1 of the witnesses will be terminally ill and not fit to testify..nxa...

  • Currie_Mafia - 2011-08-22 12:25

    Ike should settle for a pound of flesh...

      Bok Fan - 2011-08-22 13:06

      Taken from between JubJubs ears or legs. Make that ears AND legs!!!

  • Salvation - 2011-08-22 12:29

    I have a question regarding the charge "Murder" which per my understanding is an act premeditated with intent whereas shouldn't it be "Culpable homicide" which is death resultant to an act or misdemeanor?

      gcr - 2011-08-22 13:18

      The new legislation treats death as such as murder, if the court decides otherwise then it is treated as culpable homicide. Beware this goes for all road deaths involving pedestrians and don't even think of fleeing the scene

      Bok Fan - 2011-08-22 13:19

      A charge of murder can arise when the act is so dangerous that the perpetrator (OR any REASONABLE PERSON) must have foreseen that death could follow his actions as an virtual certainty. Another example is the firing of a gun in a place where it can demonstrated that the consequences of the act would in all likelihood be the death of someone even a distance away. Fire it in the open resulting in death and your chances are good to get charged with culpable homicide. Fire it in a crowded room. You could (should)get done for murder.

      Mncane - 2011-08-22 13:31

      Salvation, my understanding is the intent to kill comes from the fact that these guys consumed alcohol, Drungs and worst they were drag racing in a busy road. The state will ague that alcohol, drugs and speed constitute intent, whether they win remains to be seen. On the other hand I think the state is aiming the sky to hit the top of the tree.

      Salvation - 2011-08-22 14:49

      Thanks for the replies folks. May due and appropriate justice be served.

  • Cynical Sci - 2011-08-22 12:34

    Surely the charges are wrong? Murder implies intent to kill. I'm not a lawyer but I would have thought the more appropriate charges are culpable homicide, reckless engagement and DUI.

      The Eye - 2011-08-22 13:40

      It would have been culpable homicide if he drove at the speed limit, but racing in a crowded area with schools nearby is like swinging a bat in a crowd, sooner or later you WILL kill someone, he made that decision knowing this can happen especially while drunk. So this is murder!!

      crackerr - 2011-08-22 13:52

      Go to for an explanation by a professor of the charge of murder in the present case. The following is out of the mentioned article: “The concept of intention in our law has gradually been extended to cover not just deliberate, but also foreseen conduct. Dolus eventualis or "legal intention" exists where the accused does not "mean" for the unlawful act to happen, but foresees the possibility that it could happen, and proceeds with his conduct anyway. The concept is easily demonstrated: If A sets fire to a building, foreseeing the possibility that someone might be in that building, and someone in the building is burned to death, then the law recognises that A intended the death of that person, by foreseeing the possibility of death (however remote) and acting regardless.”

      abg100 - 2011-08-22 13:58

      Um what planet are you from??? If you drive drugged to the teeth,drag racing down the road and noggal on the wrong side-then it is murder!!!!!You are breaking abouy a 1000 laws and if you hit someone its man slaughter??Go and study a law book to give you the definaition of manslaughter....

      Tolerant - 2011-08-22 16:46

      It is the same with the Taxi man that killed 10 children. If you try every 2nd day to beat a train, you 1 day will not.

  • mac-sdi - 2011-08-22 12:34

    delay tactics. these boys will be out till the trial is eventually finalised in 2013. then they will appeal to a higher court (1014 judgemwnt)then appeal to a supreme court, (2015) then appeal to the concourt (2017). Ask Selebi how its done

      mac-sdi - 2011-08-22 12:37

      oh, at the concourt they will say justice delayed is justice denied. then they're be out and produce an album (The Return) 1st single (Never been Jailed)

  • GT - 2011-08-22 12:46

    This lawyer is a ass. He has wasted days in court going over complete garbage. Anyone who read his cross-ex of the cops and school kids would have thought they were watching a 9 year old copy an old LA LAW episode. In a perfect world, the lawyer would remain unpaid & the druggie would be in prison.

      TSaR - 2011-08-22 23:35

      Thats how lawyers make their money. wasting days going over garbage. They should have entered a section 105 plea and it would have been over. But off course jub jub had to fight to massage his ego.

  • crackerr - 2011-08-22 12:46

    The legal system's processes must be urgently reviewed. These postponements are hurting our justice system and peoples' trust - how we can still have any left is difficult to explain.

  • Andre - 2011-08-22 12:47

    well well... you mr Clever man upheld his claim and was defending his actions. Now the money..shees agone... Now you leave the sod?? It's all about maney to you... isnit? In any case He should be in jail NOT walking the streets in his flashy bling and corny outfits!

  • biskit - 2011-08-22 12:57

    Ah the money is drying up already - didnt take long now he will have to do the time...will have to see though

  • Ke maketse - 2011-08-22 12:57

    I guess justice comes in many ways. Even if he escapes jail, the lawyer would have bled him dry. And people wont be buying any of his CDs in the future, no future income. Either way justice has been served

      umhlopo - 2011-08-22 20:13

      juliass will give him a govt contract- he will prosper now because he has become one of the elite criminals

  • dotty_01 - 2011-08-22 12:57

    bling bling bling. this is what it is all about for these fools. easy come easy go.

  • 20twelve - 2011-08-22 13:01


  • Denise - 2011-08-22 13:03

    Go to jail, go directly to jail, do not collect R200.00

  • omrisho - 2011-08-22 13:14

    well dragging out a legal issue costs huge money, should have just manned up in the first place... most of his money has probably gone up his nose anyway... lifestyles of the "celeb rich and famous"

  • Mulondo - 2011-08-22 13:22

    contact the legal aid office, there they have the country's worst lawyers waiting to assist. wait a minute......... all lawyers are the same, some are just quick witted than the other... scumbags.

  • amtar - 2011-08-22 13:25


  • tony.kirby1 - 2011-08-22 13:27

    Withdraw his bail and let him use the money to pay his lawyer.

  • Sir-Vic - 2011-08-22 13:27

    Another tactics to delay the sentencing.

  • eidel - 2011-08-22 13:32

    Ju Ju I can’t go to jail, Ju Ju can you hear me cry, Ju Ju I will be slain. Ju Ju my heart is sore as I made my mamma cry. Ju Ju let me go… Malema can you hear my cry, this Ju Ju is for you. Ju Ju will Fix it again!

  • denman - 2011-08-22 13:36

    If he was driving 60km/h in a public area we wouldn't be reading this story. He killed innocent children by being reckless and having total disregard for society. Jail him, it's as simple as that! I wouldn't be surprised if this case just goes on and i suppose... Typical

  • comrade213 - 2011-08-22 14:00

    I encourage community 2 take this matter upon themselves en burn this nonsense alive because our judiciary system favors those who have moola

  • Nipcat - 2011-08-22 14:05

    Now I wonder why I don't feel sorry for him?

  • whatno - 2011-08-22 14:10

    Why has the taken so long i dont know. The truth is not even hidden in this one, the did cause that terrible accident. What on earth are the defending??????????

  • Janine - 2011-08-22 14:28

    Shame. Let him get a public defender like anyone else who can't afford a laywer. He should be in jail by now anyway.

  • Michelle - 2011-08-22 14:56

    Where are all his friends with influence now? I wonder if the same will happen to Malema

      Enigma - 2011-08-22 16:00

      Haven't you heard of the say "when days are dark friends are few". That is exactly what is happening to Jub Jub.

  • GypseyAnn - 2011-08-22 15:20

    Say what? That's quite extraordinary with all his money!!!!!

  • linda.l.mndayi - 2011-08-22 15:25

    What kind of lawyer is this? I do hope its unethical to leave a client in the middle of his trial andthis lawyer better be disbarred. Is this what the DP meant about introducing ethics in schools?

      Yar - 2011-08-22 20:55

      Damn dumb lawyer should have told the lousy scumbag to plead guilty at the start. This would have saved a lot of time and money. If the lawyer doesn't get paid, it will be his own fault.

      TSaR - 2011-08-22 23:39

      The lawyers strategy was to use up the money before sentencing so when he loses (a case he cannot win anyway) he doesnt get the blame. Thought he was clever.

  • brown_bread - 2011-08-22 15:25

    I guess if you really did something this terrible (killed 4 kids), ideally you should hand yourself in and plead guilty! AT least that's how I would feel about it - the least I can do for the families who suffered so bad and still have to hear about him in the news fighting arrest! But no, he has to use every last penny (literally here) to stay outside...I would feel like SHYTE.

  • kazlynn - 2011-08-22 15:33

    Take out the word, "allegedly", they did it, we all know it and have seen the photo's. Lock him up and get ride of the keys, better still - the death sentance should apply now!!

  • Jim - 2011-08-22 15:53

    Put him in jail, lets not waste time here , he is guilty. "little trash".

      Dee Botha - 2011-08-22 16:07

      And we wonder why this country is going to the dogs...Jub Jub may take a lead from his previous compatriots. His evidence could get lost, or tampered with or he may be convicted and go to jail...but he could enjoy a wonderful prolonged stay at a really good hospital at the tax payers expense. So many many things to delay what should be a united solid conviction of GUILTY. He murdered children!! Was it an unavoidable tragic accident? No he was drugged up to the eyeballs showing off to his equalby disgusting "friends". The result of all this...a mother weeps.

  • Linus - 2011-08-22 16:40

    This will just delay things more but it will at least get rid of this vile lawyer. He will get Legal Aid lawyer at tax payers expense...

  • pants - 2011-08-22 16:47

    What I hate more than anything about this case, is the fact that he has not shown one bit of remorse....

  • Simon Bosman - 2011-08-22 16:48

    Mabe I would sound like some politicians ,if he was white he will be jailed for life.

  • george60 - 2011-08-22 17:28

    Well, what about your friends and fans, are they not there to support you? Well goverment of the day should then assist you, they have paid y R17 million for the uncle Selebe case and he is still free my man?

  • mabhulanyele - 2011-08-22 17:39

    just wasting the Nation's time,tax payer's money and the victim's families time,just jail these morons.

  • gatvol4corru - 2011-08-22 18:17

    Sell his diamond earrings -- problem solved.

  • umhlopo - 2011-08-22 20:09

    who gives a sh-t