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Jub Jub co-accused: I feel broken

2012-10-16 15:43

Johannesburg - Musician Molemo "Jub Jub" Maarohanye's co-accused Themba Tshabalala said he felt remorse after being found guilty on four counts of murder and two of attempted murder.

"I feel broken," he told the Protea Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

"Because I might not have the opportunity to have a future and look after my family."

Opposing bail, prosecutor Liesel van Jaarsveld told Tshabalala that he made his bail application all about himself and had not mentioned the families of the schoolchildren.

"Do you have any remorse?" she asked.

He replied: "I do, none of those kids deserved to die."

The State brought an application for Maarohanye and Tshabalala to be kept in custody after they were found guilty of murder and attempted murder.

"After conviction, the witness is expected to address your worship thoroughly on sentencing," prosecutor Raymond Mathenjwa said.

"We can't do it today... We ask that we adjourn to 30 November for sentencing. The accused were convicted of a schedule six offence and we request that they be remanded in custody."

Maarohanye and Themba Tshabalala were found guilty on four counts of murder and two of attempted murder.

"The State managed to prove beyond reasonable doubt... that the accused are guilty on four counts of murder... [and] two counts of attempted murder," said Magistrate Brian Nemavhidi.

He also convicted them of racing on a public road and driving while 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 seriously injured.

Maarohanye indicated that he would apply for bail but his legal representation ended on Tuesday, so he applied for a different lawyer to represent him.

Court was adjourned to give time for Maarohanye's legal representation to arrive.

Sentencing will take place on 30 November.

Comments
  • stfrancisbay - 2012-10-16 15:49

    what a frikken punk ..."felt remorse after being found guilty"

      sean.carbutt - 2012-10-16 15:52

      Ya, they should have thought about the consequences before they started the drag race, now the only drag race they will do is the one to Bubba's cell.

      eugene.meyer1980 - 2012-10-16 16:13

      Drag race: Cars racing down a strip of road...or, a race between prisoners to get the newbie first and treat him like a lady...posibly dress him up to look the part.

      faizieishlah.shabalala - 2012-10-16 16:16

      Wait until he has been in prison a month. He will know the meaning of assbroken

      george.pistorius - 2012-10-16 16:31

      He should have been DEAD!!! rather than broken...

      stanley.morudu - 2012-10-16 16:31

      25X4+15X2= THEIR SENTENCE ON 30 /11

      jackie.m.dickson - 2012-10-16 17:00

      Wow! The arrogance continues! Me Me Me!! Hes broken because he wont have a life??? WTF??? And he waits till now to mention that hes remorseful? Please man you deserve to rot. Please bring back the death penalty.

      shirley.steenkamp - 2012-10-16 17:16

      He pleaded not guilty-so how do you feel remorse for something you didnt do?

      desertratbkf - 2012-10-16 19:57

      "I feel broken!", as in your head should be detached from your shoulders!

  • eva.walle.75 - 2012-10-16 15:56

    First you plead not guilty, now you show remorse? Don't think they're gonna fall for that ...

  • ben.louw.5 - 2012-10-16 15:59

    Broke the law. Killed innocent children. Accident or not... man-up and take responsibility for your actions.

  • Neshvile83 - 2012-10-16 15:59

    Bail 4 wat eix anada 5 yrs of up n dwn eix,put diz 2 imbacile morons bhnd bars n throw away da keys.

      thadelphukem.completely - 2012-10-16 16:25

      Please learn to spell... Chop!!!

  • john.p.steyn - 2012-10-16 16:00

    Pappa wag vir jou

  • sanchez.sancho.7 - 2012-10-16 16:01

    lol that why its a punishment dude ,, being found guilty is supposed to break you thus explains your feeling broken. Your family will visit you in jail, imagine the families of those you killed? the only thing they will visit is a grave. you are actually lucky, you should be stoned, you are stupid to the core!!! from your taking of drugs to your drag racing, bad influence dude you are full of sh#t !!!

  • winifred.watson.9 - 2012-10-16 16:01

    All this while enjoying themselves whilst the families of the children have been suffering from grief. Now they have been found guilty they feel remorse, I dont believe it one bit, what they feel is fear, fear of hearing the doors slammed shut behind them. If they feel remore they would do the good thing, is do the time, but they are going to appeal and appeal until they can find a way to stay out of jail. They should be made to go straight to jail and appeal from there. There is no true justice in this country......the innocent will allways come off second best.

  • jaysonpaul.beckwith - 2012-10-16 16:01

    Ja ne!! And you are worried that you wont have a future and look after your family. What future do those poor family's have with out there children. Hope you receive the max.

  • jruppersberg - 2012-10-16 16:05

    Excellent! JUB JUB found gulty and will rot in jail. Next it's hopefully JU JU!

      maggie.shai.9 - 2012-10-16 16:27

      Ivhukeya1 stop smoking the resources!

      george.pistorius - 2012-10-16 16:34

      How about you go and FU#k yourself Ivhukeya you don't know what you talk about!!! If it wasn't for the ''boers'' you would have died from hunger!!

  • evan.connock - 2012-10-16 16:06

    Yup, felt remorse after being found guilty, that must be why his plea was one of innocence. The underlying philosophy here is that crime, murder and drugs are fine providing you are not caught. Having a drag race while high on cocain must have felt like a great idea at the time.

  • punungwe - 2012-10-16 16:08

    Papa wag vir jou! You should have watched that advert young man, you should have watched it. And it was about drunken and reckless driving.

  • punungwe - 2012-10-16 16:10

    Papa wag vir jou

  • clinton.bowden1 - 2012-10-16 16:16

    If you truely felt remorse, then why go through all the effor of lying to try and get off scott free? Why not not plead guilty and admit? Look either way the music needs to be faced, just because you don't like what's playing is not really an option for you any more. You're time for options came at an end when it was to race or not to race wrecklessly. The only otion you had after that was to tell the truth or lie. It seems you picked the later, one can only hope now that the sentence handed down is harsher as punishment for such lies and deceit over and above this tragedy YOU CAUSED !!.

  • thadelphukem.completely - 2012-10-16 16:22

    NOW you feel remorse!!! A little to late for that... Or is it remorse at being convicted and knowing you going to jail??? I doubt its remorse for the lives you took and families you destroyed... Enjoy prison, you both deserve it!!!

  • ft.burhaak - 2012-10-16 16:23

    My deepest sympathies to the families.But these guys didnt mean it.It was a freak accident.5 lives have been lost,lets not make it 7.Rather give them full time community service in a mortuary,itl be more constructive then jail.Jail wont bring the kids back.If you send them to jail,it wont be 5 lives lost,itl be 7

      louis.hager.12 - 2012-10-16 16:25

      Caused by racing in an urban area.

      kerryann.holtzhausen - 2012-10-16 16:27

      Really!!!!!!!!!!!you cant be serious.

      edward.d.beesley - 2012-10-16 16:36

      ft, I sort of feel the same way as you. Imagine if every driver who caused an accident where somebody died, because he was going too fast, overtaking on a blind rise, fell asleep, etc. etc., was found guilty of murder? With the amount of people killed on our roads there'd be hardly any drivers left ... I suppose justice has been done, but I just wish that it was as efficient and ruthless with those who have truly gone out to deliberately torture and murder people, as it has been in this case. I kind of feel sorry for them - they were young and stupid and they'll have to bear this cross forever.

      siphom.mnguni - 2012-10-16 16:41

      @ft.burhaak:)a freak-accident does not happen by driving between 140/160kh an hour in a 60kh zone. Furthermore, you hire a celebrity lawyer to defend you, instead of going there and plead guilty and place yourself at the mercy of the court. You don't go to court to show-off your best attire and spit into the face of your victims families. You tell a packed court that I'm sorry instead of pleading not guilty and have your lawyer running rings with witnesses trying desperately to discredit their evidence. That is called, if I may borrow, beg or steal from the former President Mbeki:\extra-ordinarily arrogant\.

      Erna - 2012-10-16 16:49

      The whole reason they were charged and found guilty of murder is that this was NO accident! They were drunk, drugged, speeding and drag racing!

      cmasinge - 2012-10-16 16:57

      Sir, if it was your child who was the victim would you say that?= no\r\nThey deserve the punishment!

      shannon.moffett.9 - 2012-10-16 17:10

      Would you feel the same if your kids had been killed? I think not!

      ft.burhaak - 2012-10-16 18:24

      Im not justifying the crime,but if they were high,dont you think it was 'temporary insanity'?

  • ntsanen - 2012-10-16 16:26

    Yes yes! the life of innocent were taking for granted. Unfortunately Jub Jub you forgot that you have a child that you wish to see growing and have a better future. Remorse is something that you never had.

  • nik.regnart.1 - 2012-10-16 16:30

    "Because I might not have the opportunity to have a future and look after my family." And what about the families they ruined? Or the futures they destroyed?

  • eidel.bock - 2012-10-16 16:33

    And speed dont kill

  • luthando.ncoyini - 2012-10-16 16:34

    How can they plead not guilty while they have killed 4 pupils, to me that shows they do no have remorse and did not want to be responsible for their actions. The bottom line is 'This can only be the works of satan.

  • warren.carne.9 - 2012-10-16 16:35

    You not broken yet,give it 48 hrs in a prison cell,then you will know what broken really is

  • Pete7930 - 2012-10-16 16:38

    U have done drugs, u have killed innocent people, u have ignored the law. U deserve what is coming to you!

  • cheree.cox - 2012-10-16 16:39

    Soo many innocent peoples lives have been lost an destroyed because of these 2 lunatics ....

  • neil.zive - 2012-10-16 16:43

    I don't understand how they are guilty of murder. Doesn't murder require intent. It just doesn't seem reasonable.

      Erna - 2012-10-16 16:53

      That's the point. The state has proven intent - they were drunk, drugged, speeding and drag racing. No accident here - they should have realised that their actions would have consequences.

      gerrit.vanpletzen - 2012-10-16 17:26

      Intent can be direct, indirect, or by way of ignoring the consequences of your actions, even though you know what they could be.

  • Ntobeko Gqolonqa - 2012-10-16 16:52

    Everything we do , results are always there and the sad thing is that they sometimes affect the innocent.....jub jub and partner ...u r in deep shiiiiiiiiit

  • mbonyathi - 2012-10-16 16:57

    had he felt remorse on day one and said i plead GUILTY this wld hv been a far much dfrnt story..right now its too late bro, you are broke, u hv wasted the state's time,etc....sorry! i see J.A.I.L at the end of the tunnel

  • renier.lubbe.7 - 2012-10-16 16:57

    "I might not have the opportunity to have a future and look after my family." Doesn't this man realize they took the lives of these children? Why must he have a future!

  • Erna - 2012-10-16 17:05

    Isn't Jub Jub the 'man' who beat up his girlfriend. He's also the one who left Survivor because he had an itch, isn't he?

  • lawrence.magagula - 2012-10-16 17:12

    Dis case dragging too much longer, en its waste of states resource they jst accepts their action en b punished!

  • ntebalengr - 2012-10-16 17:17

    at last justice is served,jst bcoz its a celebrity da case had to drag on nd on for this long

  • Kleinbooi Mogashoa - 2012-10-16 17:19

    wow! i dont know what 2 say to our useless government... what does the law say to the ordinary people if it was me who killed those four children i was going to be damn sentenced long time ago, but look now who did it! jub jub need to be sentenced once an for all!

  • gerrit.vanpletzen - 2012-10-16 17:22

    Now that it comes down to the punishment phase, suddenly , miraculously they discover that they feel remorse. It's not about what they have done, it's about that what awaits them. Too late, my friends. If you had any remorse, you would have pleaded guilty and expressed your remorse from day one. Hopefully the magistrate will take that into account.

  • rob.tubbs.39 - 2012-10-16 18:48

    Good stuff. Remorse is too late. What did these 'murderers' do for the families of the dead children after the incident. I think nothing. Maximum sentence...

  • Eterni80 - 2012-10-16 18:49

    ok, so if he'd been found innocent he'd just have walked away and probably done it again...I wish we still had the death penalty..

  • Paile Agnes - 2012-10-16 19:50

    hope peeps wil learn from this tragedy,

  • Bafana Joseph - 2012-10-16 22:24

    Guys Jub Jub nd frnd say goodbye nice lyf for good i feel sori you

  • njdejager - 2012-10-16 22:49

    Broken? You killed 4 children and broke their families. Go to hell!

  • john.omar.161 - 2012-10-17 06:39

    This was long overdue. Our courts must take firm action against ALL who disobey road rules. 14000+ people die on our roads....Jub was responsible for just 4 of these....How about bringing the others to justice....!!!Take a look at just what our drivers get up to...real life videos and pics of accdients on the website wwwfatalmovesdotcom....This site is AWESOME

  • victor.motswai - 2012-11-28 21:50

    All that mock Jub Jub "s misery are idiots.One way or another have made unturnable mistakes but with God's grace we were given a second chance.I deeply sympathise with families of the deceased but should not we be praying for the families to heal and Jub Jub to have learnt from this mistake and make it a turning point in life.To start living life positively and be an inspiration to others that life is a journey and a human being is not above all and when they fall they are winners if they stand up and continue to run the race

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