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Jub Jub 'didn't drive into pupils'

2012-03-02 12:14

Johannesburg - Musician Molemo Jub Jub Maarohanye did not drive into a group of people in an apparent drag-racing crash in 2010, the Protea Magistrate's Court heard on Friday.

Mpumelelo Vezi testified that it was the car of his co-accused, Themba Tshabalala, that ploughed into a group of schoolchildren.

He was a passenger in Tshabalala's car.

Maarohanye and Tshabalala are on trial for murder, attempted murder and driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

They were allegedly drag-racing their Mini Coopers along Mdlalose Drive in Protea North, Soweto, on March 8, 2010, when one of their cars ploughed into a group of school pupils.

Four boys were killed and two others severely injured.

Vezi told the court on Friday that Tshabalala was overtaking Maarohanye when a minibus came towards them.

Tshabalala went back into the left lane, but clipped Maarohanye's car as he did so.

Tshabalala lost control when his car hit the pavement, and it ploughed into the children as it overturned.

Vezi was testifying on behalf of Maarohanye.

Comments
  • Gustav - 2012-03-02 12:19

    Stop waisting the courts time and put them in jail!!!

      Desmond - 2012-03-02 12:49

      @ Bardy - YES he IS!!!

      Boer - 2012-03-02 13:01

      He is correct. His car did.

      Shadipity - 2012-03-02 13:21

      They were both drag racing thus they are evenly guilty!

      Janice - 2012-03-02 13:48

      They must be cra*ping themselves because of Humphreys sentence.

      Gareth-P - 2012-03-02 14:24

      @Sputnik101 You must be a very special person.... I was joking with Bardy as he is a friend of mine. As 4 ur remarks... I would love to meet u someday in a very dark alley..... :-)

      justathought - 2012-03-02 14:31

      Janice, Humphreys only got 2 years per child. So 8 years for them is not sooo scary....

  • rofras - 2012-03-02 12:24

    we need the final verdict, not this nonsense.

  • Yolanda - 2012-03-02 12:25

    Are you serious!!!!! if so, why in the world would this have dragged for this long??? Why didn't Jub Jub *murderer* speak up when this whole thing started?? Nxa! these witnesses popping up out of nowhere are annoying the sh*t out of me.

  • Andrew - 2012-03-02 12:31

    Next the story will be Jub Jub was not even in the car. A new story every day but at what cost to the parents of the slain boys?

      Sam - 2012-03-02 12:46

      tltltltl.... Jub Jub was at home watching TV

  • Leon Curling-Hope - 2012-03-02 12:32

    I am starting to get the feeling some money has changed hands...

      Yolanda - 2012-03-02 12:34

      Yep! And it's getting obvious.

  • Shirley - 2012-03-02 12:33

    Whichever way you try and spin this you still killed innocent children! Just shut up,go to jail and perfect your story telling skills there! They should leave both of you to the mob-quick,cheap and effective!

  • Mashudu - 2012-03-02 12:34

    This case is taking too long now. Jub Jub and Themba must go to Jail Finish n Klaar.

      leso.rufaro - 2012-03-02 12:47

      Shudu................i lost interest in this case long ago. money has been exchanged with the witnesses.

  • Sam - 2012-03-02 12:35

    This case is pure kaak, everything changes everyday. They cover up lies with more lies. This guys lie so much the judge is just sitting there confused ,looking at the video seeing that Jub Jub was driving the car, and they tell him that wasn't Jub jub.... yeses!!!!! When he looks at the blood sample, drugs and everything and he is told maybe the cops poured drugs and alcohol into J's blood...

  • emokgojoe - 2012-03-02 12:37

    Im getting sick of this boy, either they let him out or give him a sentence. How long should th is drag on..nnnxxxaa

  • Sipho - 2012-03-02 12:40

    Ek se weer, watch, die *%$ksim gaan wegkom hiermee...

      Bardy - 2012-03-02 12:46

      Dit gaan uitgegooi word "lack of evidence". Al die mense wat so vir hom lieg maak dat die hof gaan se dus n "miss trail".

      Sipho - 2012-03-02 12:52

      Janee kyk mar, oor 'n maand speel die man 'n potjie golf "hoes hoes" sammet SHAIK.

  • Wendy - 2012-03-02 12:45

    good African mentality .. pass the buck .. then lose the dockets .. then all are happy again.

  • Kese - 2012-03-02 12:45

    What Jub Jub and Themba did that day is unforgivable but we need to be honest, the car Jub Jub drove that day wasn't the car that hit those kids. Jub Jub is paying the price because he's a celebrity, I'm not a fan but we need to be honest with ourselves sometimes. He's only crime is that he's well known. What happened to the guy who ploughed into those runners in Midrand? It was in the news for a few days then it blew over, no one's talking about it.

      Sam - 2012-03-02 12:59

      Last year it was him, but he wasn't drunk, and the car wasn't driving at hight speed (Police poured drugs in his blood sample, now it not him, tomorrow he was at home watching TV, next he was out of the country, the driver looked like him and people assumed it him)

      Chris - 2012-03-02 17:24

      Is your name Jub Jub???

  • Alan - 2012-03-02 12:49

    Next week we will hear that Jub Jub was actually in Durban at the time of the accident!

      Yolanda - 2012-03-02 13:00

      yeah hey!!! it looks like it's heading that direction!

      Kevin - 2012-03-03 06:47

      And there will be twenty witnesses who saw him fighting Sharks at Durban Beach.

  • Simnikiwe - 2012-03-02 12:51

    Testimony within testimony, testimoniception!

  • Kraken - 2012-03-02 13:00

    This case reeks of piss poor police work. This case would have been rapped up AGES ago if the police reports/documentation and evidence was solid.

  • Mandy Stevenson - 2012-03-02 13:02

    Bullsh*t #thatisall

  • Michele - 2012-03-02 13:05

    Under cross examination the truth will come out, wait for the full story before making judgements. Both of these little buggers are going to end up behind bars is my guess.

  • Yolandè Rwaai - 2012-03-02 13:12

    Talk about "getting away with murder".

  • Samantha - 2012-03-02 13:23

    so when is the other guy's lawyer going to start laying the blame on JJ and claim his client is innocent- each blame the other and no one found guilty!- I am sure i saw this on Law and Order once- this justice system is sickening-

  • mknnko003 - 2012-03-02 13:27

    I feel sorry for the Tshabalala guy because he is not denyniying the fact that he was involve but as for JUB JUB [Joke Joke] keeps on waisting court time and resources by self contracdicting himself.

  • sithembiso.mkhize1 - 2012-03-02 13:33

    JuJU and then Jub Jub.... shame... both will ultimately make a nice high-profile prison cell duo

  • David - 2012-03-02 13:41

    Bring the pitchforks and rope! Let mob justice sort out this lying scum bag!

  • Sipho - 2012-03-02 13:41

    *wasting...

  • Hepi - 2012-03-02 13:53

    Nah.....Jub Jub....paid the so called witnessed....how cud u witness something that happens within a wink of an eye...that is not true....to hell with the witness.....one of those children is my nephew for heaven sake....eeeesshhh this is so disturbing bakhiti....

  • Marion - 2012-03-02 13:57

    These children deserve justice. I still want to know why jubjub and his passenger were 'pushing the car' when someone shouted that jubjub had killed the kids. I think many of us have already been involved in accidents where the first thing we did was to check if the other driver / passengers / pedestrians were okay. Seems they were only concerned about the car. That in itself should be a punishable offence.

  • hector.cowen - 2012-03-02 14:11

    Do we really enjoy TV programmes such as Top Gear. The Jub Jubs of tis world get their ideas from this sort of crap.

      Kevin - 2012-03-03 06:48

      Get a life

  • Silvana - 2012-03-02 14:21

    One of these two bastards is going to walk free. The way they are behaving, jail is too soft for them. Hand them over to the crowd. Spoilt brats. They're all the same, Black or White, Mommy and Daddy pay to keep them out of jail.

  • Langelihle - 2012-03-02 14:28

    Jubu jub should just take ownership of what he has done and face the music. He must learn that everything you do in life has consequences.Young future leaders died from his restlessness.

  • Deon - 2012-03-02 15:25

    Now if you were the pasenger in Tshabalala's car, who the f@k drove your car or did it drove by itself or is it one of those fancy ones that follows its owner. You are trying too much of the ANC tactics in shifting the blame. What is next, the poor children ran into your car and rolled it?

  • Alex - 2012-03-02 15:58

    My goodness, its mind baffling how long these things can get drawn out...

  • kasamkelo - 2012-03-02 16:17

    Well we'll see, but i've never seen Themba's face on newspapers........something to think about, they ride the Jub jub name for attention and sales.

  • mxolisitr - 2012-03-02 16:19

    well if they let him out. I'LL DEAL WITH HIM MYSELF NXAHHH

  • godsavesall10 - 2012-03-02 21:44

    Blah blah blah. So sick of this ongoing saga. Stop wasting our taxes and send them to jail.

  • inwardk - 2012-03-02 22:47

    One thing I can't stand is a man who kills children - even through gross negligence. Now even worse when he ducks and dives to avoid punishment, and doesn't even have the integrity to admit his wrongdoing. I have just lost all respect for Jub Jub - may this affect the rest of his music career.

  • Kevin - 2012-03-03 06:43

    Yeh ,the car was on auto pilot.

  • spmaphumulo - 2012-03-14 18:49

    JUB JUB Z INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY SO LET DA LAW TAKE ITS COURSE

  • ndyeboreginaldmazawule - 2012-05-14 15:59

    This witness should just be charged for contempt of court period, lying barstard.

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