Jub Jub lawyer 'doesn't respect court'

2011-05-23 11:03
Johannesburg - Defence lawyer Ike Motloung has been late for court six times out of the 12 times the court has sat for the murder trial of Molema Jub Jub Maarohanye and Themba Tshabalala, the State prosecutor said on Monday.

"He [Motloung] is later than members of the public and family members of deceased," Raymond Mathenjwa told the Protea Magistrate's Court.

"[It] seems as if he does not respect the court times. I think this court must instil discipline in terms of court times," he said.

Late

Motloung responded that he had arrived at 09:10 and that Mathenjwa had not told him that court had already started.

"If Mr Mathenjwa had informed [me] that court had already started I would have come to your chambers," he told magistrate Brian Nemabidi.

"I don't live in Soweto. I don't live here..."

He did not believe he had been late five times before Monday.

"I don't know where he [Mathenjwa] keeps a record.

"Maybe he is playing to the gallery. I don't know."

Trial resumes


Motloung apologised to the court and the trial resumed.

Metro police officer Constable Velemina Mojela took to the witness stand on Monday morning.

Maarohanye and Tshabalala were allegedly drag-racing when one of their Mini Coopers ploughed into a group of schoolchildren on Mdlalose Drive, in Protea North, on March 8 last year.

Four children died in the accident and two others suffered severe injuries, including brain damage.

Maarohanya and Tshabalala face charges of murder, attempted murder and driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

- SAPA
Read more on:    molema jub jub maarohanye  |  jub jub case
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
24 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/Africa
 

Device lets disabled people talk through their nose

A device that converts nose breaths into speech will open new doors for people with Parkinson’s or motor neuron disease.

 
 

For chic geeks...

It’s THIS easy for someone to steal your ATM pin!
This is why you should install iOS 8
17 photo illusions that look so real
Check out the speed of this robo-cheetah!

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Pre-order your iPhone 6 at kalahari.com

Hurry and pre-order your own iPhone 6 now at SA’s favourite online store!

Bargain box – 60% off

Reduced prices, very limited stock. While stocks last. Hurry and shop now!

Mind blow low prices on electronics

Get either the Prestigio multiphone or Proline tablet 7” tablet for only R699. Offers valid while stocks last. Shop now!

30% off Barbie toys

Save 30% on all Barbie toys and accessories. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Baby extravanganza month at kalahari.com

Celebrate baby month with a wide range of awesome baby products. Offers valid while stocks last. Shop now.

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Don`t judge so quickly or expect too much, be more accepting and understanding and make space for fun and spontaneity. ...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.