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Jub Jub 'contradicted himself'

2012-02-20 15:41

Johannesburg - Musician Molemo Jub Jub Maarohanye had contradicted himself in his testimony in his murder trial arising from a 2010 accident, the Protea Magistrate's Court was told on Monday.

Prosecutor Raymond Mathenjwa made the submission while cross-examining Maarohanye.

Mathenjwa referred Maarohanye to a statement he made in which he said that he had never seen people taking drugs except on television.

Maarohanye told the court on Monday that he had seen some people take drugs in the entertainment industry, and described the various ways in which some of these drugs could be taken.

Alcohol and drugs

Mathenjwa asked him if the drugs found in his urine sample were the result of secondary smoking or tampering.

"It could be one of the two," Maarohanye said.

Maarohanye and co-accused Themba Tshabalala face charges of murder, attempted murder and driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

Their cars ploughed into a group of schoolchildren, killing four of them and seriously hurting two others while allegedly drag racing in Soweto on March 8, 2010.

On Monday, Maarohanye changed his testimony that he was driving on the left side of the road shortly before Tshabalala allegedly crashed into his car, causing the accident.

It was put to him that he was driving on the wrong side of the road and that the tracks of his tyres - and witness accounts - supported this.

Maarohanye disputed this, saying the witnesses and the tyre tracks were "lying".

He repeated that he blacked out during the crash and could not remember if he was pulled out of his car through a window or the sunroof.

Comments
  • Omrisho - 2012-02-20 15:49

    will say it again... not guilty = running the risk of mob justice / guilty = pretty boy in prison - in other words, your life is messed up, no matter the outcome... enough about you, what about those kids and their families?

      Mike - 2012-02-20 16:01

      The answer "should" be easy: Is he guilty? Yes or No!! Stuff the ".....but's....."!!!!!!!

      Warrick - 2012-02-21 11:32

      Ridiculous that this is still going on!! They killed 4 school children while under the influence of alcohol and drugs while drag racing.... Who gives a f#$^% about what they have to say - send them to prison already!

  • Cast53 - 2012-02-20 15:50

    Lie, lie, lie is that all he can do? Wish he can take responsibility for his actions, for killing and maimimg those children

      Philisiwe Msomi - 2012-02-20 16:11

      he can't even lie,he ends up contradicting himself...

  • logical007 - 2012-02-20 15:51

    Maarohanye disputed this, saying the witnesses and the tyre tracks were "lying". oh please.... pray do tell how tyre tracks lie....??????

      Bryan - 2012-02-20 16:00

      Oh, you know how those tyre tracks can lie. They are tricky little bastards.... This oke is an idiot, dont know how he is not in prison yet. Who cares what was in his system, his actions were directly responcible for the death of children. Rot in prison scumbag!

      Hermann - 2012-02-20 16:08

      Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water ..... now if you believe in that then we can believe Juju's fairy tail. We all know why Jack and Jill went up the hill.

  • Putin the " - 2012-02-20 15:52

    Haha, why are all celebs walking around with one braincell? "The tyre tracks are lying"

  • Larry - 2012-02-20 15:57

    Jubjub should be at least one year into a long prison sentence by now. The more he delays, the more jail time he should get.

  • Bryan - 2012-02-20 16:01

    Moron alert...They walk among us!! Sh*t for brains doesnt even begin to portray this lying dumba$$...

  • Mike - 2012-02-20 16:04

    If he is not guilty, than neither is Kotze, or perhaps Malemmer! Why does the taxpayer have to spend millions on court cases when the poor needs food?????

      Neil - 2012-02-20 17:09

      Good point. Lawyers get richer and poor get poorer!

      Kevin - 2012-02-20 20:38

      Why don't we have a law that says that if the accused is finally found guilty, that his legal counsel spends the length of the court case in jail with him? That way, they'll make sure they speed up proceedings!

  • Mashudu - 2012-02-20 16:11

    No way Jub Jub is going to win this one.

  • nkosiab - 2012-02-20 16:12

    SA trials are dragging too long!!!!!

      comurray - 2012-02-21 10:07

      Reason being is their legal council keep it going so they can make/steal as money as possible, afterall these "poor" guys also have to live and be able to pay for their BMW X5's.

  • Naledi Moshesh - 2012-02-20 16:13

    Can jubjub just go to jail already???this is utter BS!

  • Philisiwe Msomi - 2012-02-20 16:15

    damn he is so messed up!

  • Kagiso - 2012-02-20 16:17

    Should we not be questioning the road traffi laws? Speed limit and driving on the wrong side of the road? Kagiso

  • OnwabisaEsomusa - 2012-02-20 16:20

    I don't know why the state keep doing the tango with this case... I mean it is very clearthat Jub-Jub is guilty. They should quit wasting our time; this oke belongs in jail. They must just lock him up, let him face jail time and oh plz do let the families of the deceased atleast get closure on this matter. He's got to pay for his sins.

      comurray - 2012-02-21 10:12

      Why is there a trial in the first place - he is guilty as he was in the car before and after murdering those poor innocent children walking home after school. A trial is totally unnecessary, he should have been locked up for at least 25 years there and then.

  • dyllon.symington - 2012-02-20 16:26

    LOL! "The Tyre Tracks were lying" - Isn't that proof enough that he is familiar with drugs? or currently on drugs for that matter!

  • Terrence - 2012-02-20 16:32

    it would be interesting to know what Themba (the co-accused) is saying. I mean there is just no mention of him.

  • Dee - 2012-02-20 16:32

    Sorry Ntwana, you going for a very long time my friend. there is no way you gonna win this one. Forget!!!

  • Lelo - 2012-02-20 16:35

    This guy is very arrogant...and his case has been dragging since 2010!This dude needs to account for the lives that he so wrecklessly took!

  • braamc - 2012-02-20 16:38

    Get the piece of filth in jail!!!!

  • Emma - 2012-02-20 16:42

    i really really do not like this person.... no accountability, no responsibility, no integrity.... is he a psychopath? don't they behave like this?

  • Trevor - 2012-02-20 17:47

    Contradict..or Contraband...does he even know the differance????

  • barry.dogg.fritz - 2012-02-20 18:46

    i propose jubjub gets stoned , oh wait he was stoned

  • Fanie - 2012-02-20 20:08

    Why is this case taking so long. It shows there is no efficiency in our court system.

  • Anton - 2012-02-20 21:18

    Justice must be served...very quick.

  • Gerrie - 2012-02-20 22:13

    Why is it taking so long (almost 2 years) to finalise this case? He raced and crashed and killed people, it is as simple as that!!! Never mind all the technical BULLS..... Is it because he is a so called "celebrity" or is there some political motivation behind this case?

  • brionyl.french - 2012-02-21 05:27

    finally the court is seeing the liar he really is, if it aint real its hard work to keep up....fall fool and land on ur knees, beg for foregiveness, and enjoy prison.... u too should be put to death

  • Samantha - 2012-02-21 09:14

    does he have no shame for what he did to those children???- just because he has money and is famous the families and those children dont count?- i hope you get life in prison X 4 for those poor lives you took!

  • Koos - 2012-02-21 09:21

    I never knew a tyre track could lie........ who bribed the tyre.... Maarohanye... you tyre head!!!!

  • Patrick - 2012-02-21 09:25

    liar, liar pants on fire.............

  • wbswanepoel - 2012-02-21 10:13

    Isn't this the same guy who left survivor cause he was worried his spuddie was going to fall off cause it itched so much. If he had stayed he wouldn't have ended up behind the wheel.....

      wbswanepoel - 2012-02-21 10:14

      and his mom is a liar too..... and a fraud....

  • Mumu - 2012-02-21 11:29

    Why is this case dragging on an on this sucker is guilty as charged they should lock him away and leave the families to grieve in peace and they can start putting the pieces of their lives together this can't be easy on them at all...........

  • Christina - 2012-02-21 11:57

    how long is this case gonna take? look at the guy who contributed in honey moon killing in C.TOWN, he was jailed same time, why? because he is nobody, has no money, not famous enough. i cant find the reason why is this case taking so long, when it is obvoius JUJU and his friend are guilty? our S.A justice system fails us, only favors those who have money, this is rediculous.

  • Kerry - 2012-02-21 12:15

    How long is this trial going to continue, innocent lives were lost because of these two idiots that were drunk and high - lock them up and forget about them!

  • floza1 - 2012-02-21 12:32

    I think even the state is wasting our taxes here. This is plain and simple. I can certainly say that it must revolt the parents of those children to hear these two culprits try to save their skin whilst they have lost probably children that could have had a better future. Jub Jub has no humanity in him. At this stage he just needs to accept and apologize to the families. Instead he continues to hurt them. Oh may the beautiful Karma play out just as it did for Sheldean Human. Jub jub is a disgrace to society. Mocking the gospel and singing about Christ meanwhile back at the ranch he's the devil's advocate. Shame on him! Not to mention Temba, why doesn't he just turn state witness and stop wasting his parents hard earned cash? It's cases like these where people are undermined and they start taking the law into their own hands.

  • sibusiso.mkoko - 2012-02-21 13:10

    Someone remind me again why this case is taking so long? DOJ must review the proceedings and mayb move it to South Gauteng High Court, coz clearly nothing is gonna change at that Soweto court

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