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Jub Jub likened to killer taxi driver

2012-07-13 21:02

Johannesburg - Molemo "Jub-Jub" Maarohanye and Themba Tshabalala's actions are exactly like those of convicted Western Cape taxi driver Jacob Humphreys, the Protea Magistrate's Court heard on Friday.

"They will have escaped lightly on culpable homicide.... With their recklessness they can't escape a murder conviction," said State prosecutor Raymond Mathenjwa.

Humphreys was convicted of murder following an accident on 25 August 2010, at the Buttskop level crossing in Cape Town.

While taking children to school, he overtook a row of cars, ignored safety signals and proceeded over the tracks. A train hit the taxi, killing 10 of the children.

Mathenjwa also argued that both the accused had failed to assess the nature and extent of the injuries of those they hit.

"With that said, accused number one [Maarohanye] was walking around trees on the phone... There was no flimsy attempt to check what had happened to the children."

He said that although the two were not seriously injured in the collision, they had failed to show concern for those they had injured.

"They must be found guilty on all counts as preferred by the State, and they have failed to provide evidence against all counts.

"Let them be found guilty."

The two men face charges of murder, attempted murder and driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

They were allegedly racing their Mini Coopers when they crashed into a group of school children in Mdlalose Street, Protea North, on 8 March 2010.

Mathenjwa said it was irrelevant who had been in the wrong lane or which car had been hit and sent ploughing into the school children.

He said it was clear that the two were racing and that neither of them had tried to avoid the collision.

"Accused number two [Tshabalala] did not reduce speed when accused number one [Maarohanye] was trying to overtake him," he said.

The State finished its closing arguments on Friday afternoon and the matter was set to continue on Monday.

Comments
  • tsakane.shadrack - 2012-07-13 21:11

    IM WONDERING,JUB JUB IS STILL ON THE STREETS, THIS REALLY BAD

      lownabester - 2012-07-13 21:18

      He should never have been given bail.

      bernpm - 2012-07-13 23:43

      with 4 children dead and two damaged for life, there should be no doubt about their "contribution" to the results. Hope the judge can counter manipulate the defence lawyers in his arguments. Been taken too long already. SA can do with one musician less on the road.

  • lownabester - 2012-07-13 21:17

    Please just get this over and done with, Lock them up and get rid of the key, food, and everything. How much money has been spend on this useless idiots.

  • keith.ngobeni - 2012-07-13 21:39

    Stop wasting tax payers money and send these mother f***kers to jail, racing cars in public roads its something unacceptable at all, and the consequences of this illegally racing crime should be a lengthy prison sentence, the court should remember that parents lost their children because of this two morons.

      brendon.nel.7 - 2012-07-14 07:56

      Oh that a good idea. Waste more of our tax money while they chill in jail? Breing back the gallows!!!!!

  • smiley.langa - 2012-07-13 21:52

    Prisoners can access the internet lately, I'd love to challenge JubJub and his buddy with Need for Speed or something, perhaps they might give me a challenge.

  • raymond.sebeela - 2012-07-13 22:19

    What will happen if he is not found guilty and he walks free? I have been following this case very closely. I think he is going to pull a Doctor Khumalo/Mandoza on mondady

  • sandy.langenstrass - 2012-07-13 22:20

    Who cares if JubJub sang a few songs...Does this make him something special?.....Any other person who behaved in this manner and killed young people like this would get the MAXIMUM. How would Jub Jub have reacted if someone had killed his brother/sister?

  • Motho - 2012-07-13 22:31

    This case has been running for a long period and next of kins of victims are getting a raw deal!

  • david.mlambo.77 - 2012-07-14 05:20

    It is the courts duty to decide their fate, and i agree with th PP that they should dance to the results of that grusome day. No remorse was show at all

  • ngwako.macheru - 2012-07-14 05:54

    They must b found guilty on all counts. Who do they think they are. Guilty Guilty n sentence them to more than 30 years without parole.

  • aomtshiselwa - 2012-07-14 06:10

    I am surprised that such a case would drag so long and it is so easy that prolonging the case may result in dockets dissapearing and case being dismissed due to lack of evidence.These idiots were racing their sports cars in a Residential area and killed school kids.They were guilty from day One and a harsh message should be sent to all reckless drivers.The longer this case takes,the deeper it digs wounds to the familes of the deceased as I am sure that they also want to close the chapter.

  • aomtshiselwa - 2012-07-14 06:11

    I am surprised that such a case would drag so long and it is so easy that prolonging the case may result in dockets dissapearing and case being dismissed due to lack of evidence.These idiots were racing their sports cars in a Residential area and killed school kids.They were guilty from day One and a harsh message should be sent to all reckless drivers.The longer this case takes,the deeper it digs wounds to the familes of the deceased as I am sure that they also want to close the chapter.

      Wally Walters - 2012-07-14 09:15

      at least 20yrs and ban from driving forever make agood example of them

  • aomtshiselwa - 2012-07-14 06:12

    I am surprised that such a case would drag so long and it is so easy that prolonging the case may result in dockets dissapearing and case being dismissed due to lack of evidence.These idiots were racing their sports cars in a Residential area and killed school kids.They were guilty from day One and a harsh message should be sent to all reckless drivers.The longer this case takes,the deeper it digs wounds to the familes of the deceased as I am sure that they also want to close the chapter.

  • aomtshiselwa - 2012-07-14 06:22

    I am surprised that such a case would drag so long and it is so easy that prolonging the case may result in dockets dissapearing and case being dismissed due to lack of evidence.These idiots were racing their sports cars in a Residential area and killed school kids.They were guilty from day One and a harsh message should be sent to all reckless drivers.The longer this case takes,the deeper it digs wounds to the familes of the deceased as I am sure that they also want to close the chapter.

  • anele.mveku - 2012-07-14 07:32

    These two don't only deserve to be found guilty but they deserve to serve a jail sentance a lengthy one.

  • sandy.langenstrass - 2012-07-14 09:18

    Don't be surprised at how long this case has taken....when you have money...lawyers will stretch it out...look at Devani ( the Indian chap that had his new bride killed in C.P)..rich man....same story.

  • kendall.wiliams - 2012-07-14 11:49

    Someone please orchestrate a race where these two can meet their fate in the same way as they did to those poor kids and their families. They call it a eye for an eye!!!!

  • hendrik.schutte.3152 - 2012-07-14 13:19

    We can only hope that the judge will not have been fooled by all the antics of the defence attorneys to deflect attention away from the reality. These two arrogant fools, (particularly Jub Jub) need to be nailed good and solid as much as the law allows. It MIGHT just serve as a slight deterrent to the many, many other arrogant youngsters out there with the same attitude and total disregard for the rules of the road, law in general and the safety of others. These two and this sad case is just the tip of the iceberg of the sad state our country is in.

  • Msika - 2012-07-14 15:36

    This Jub Jub case's been dragging for too long now. Send him to prison already, jeeez!!

  • Lloyd de Raay - 2012-07-15 22:05

    Mmmmmm

  • Xolani Maraxaba Xolani Maraxaba - 2015-04-23 16:11

    Hi plz Court must bring jub jub outside in jail plz we need him now. he did a mistake.

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