Jub Jub denied bail

2012-10-16 17:41
Jub Jub (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

Jub Jub (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

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Johannesburg - Murder accused musician Molemo "Jub Jub" Maarohanye and Themba Tshabalala were denied bail in the Protea Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

Magistrate Brian Nemavhidi said in order to be granted bail, the accused needed to prove exceptional circumstances.

"Both the accused had ample time, two months, to get their houses in order," he said.

"Application denied. Postponed to 30 November for sentencing."

The State argued that Maarohanye was a flight risk as he had already tried to go to Nigeria and Mozambique, countries with no extradition laws with South Africa, for business.

Maarohanye had claimed the bail application was not about him, as he had 17 employees and wanted to ensure the business and his 2-year-old son were taken care of.

"Its not about me... I already knew my life was over on Friday," he said.

At the announcement family members of the schoolchildren cheered and clapped hands.

They were upset that Tshabalala and Maarohanye had applied for bail.

"Them applying for bail means they show no remorse," one of the mothers said outside court earlier.

Family members of Maarohanye burst into tears.

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

They 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.

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