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Jub Jub must wait to hear fate

2012-10-10 16:17

Johannesburg - Judgment in the murder trial of musician Molemo "Jub Jub" Maarohanye and Themba Tshabalala would continue on Thursday in the Protea Magistrate's Court.

"It has been a long day," Magistrate Brian Nemavhidi said as he postponed the matter on Wednesday.

"We will continue tomorrow [Thursday]."

Nemavhidi spent the day recalling evidence from specialists, analysts, witnesses and police officers in the trial that started in 2010.

"Accused number one [Maarohanye] pleaded not guilty to the 10 charges against him," Nemavhidi said.

"Accused number two [Tshabalala] also pleaded not guilty to the 10 charges against him."

The two were allegedly drag-racing in Protea North, Soweto in March 2010 when they crashed into a group of schoolchildren. Four boys were killed and two were seriously injured.

Maarohanye and Tshabalala were charged with 10 counts each, including murder, attempted murder, reckless driving, driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, and failing to assess the injuries of the victims.

The families of all six of the schoolchildren were in court on Wednesday and occasionally expressed emotion as Nemavhidi recalled evidence from the crash and the causes of death.

Both the families of the schoolchildren and Maarohanye expressed relief that the trial was drawing to an end.

The courtroom was packed and more benches were carried in to make space for everyone.

Tshabalala and Maarohanye both wore black suits and sat in the dock listening as Nemavhidi read the summary of evidence.

Comments
  • sanchez.sancho.7 - 2012-10-10 16:21

    This case has taken way too long, lock them up already.

      john.kirkwood.9619 - 2012-10-10 16:23

      spot on for a long time too

      aarchaic - 2012-10-10 16:24

      I dont think Jub Jub and his friend will sleep much tonight...

      themba.mkhize.5494 - 2012-10-10 16:27

      i concur, we all know they were drunk and under drug influence, if he escapes this then the lives of those kids would have been disregarded

      bulungisa.simayi - 2012-10-10 16:32

      U will only understand when it comes 2 u, I've been there b4. He didnt intend to kill!

      vambozha.mutemi.9 - 2012-10-10 16:44

      i think they need weed to stay strong...like a horse

      mrova.blaza - 2012-10-10 16:54

      @bulungisa any one can make a mistake but if you show remorse for your actions you will find that people are more than willing to forgive. These two think that they can escape the might of the law because they are loaded with cash.

      siphom.mnguni - 2012-10-10 17:14

      @bulungisa.simayi:)don't tarnish your image and your good reputation by equating yourself with people who were drag-racing on a road full of school-kids just to show-off and get noticed by some potential Khanyi Mbau's. You were involved in an unfortunate incident, don't be hard on yourself.

      lownabester - 2012-10-10 17:42

      I have been waiting for this one, Mama Jacky's son, she was so crooked with money donated to he so called charities

      grant.callaway.50 - 2012-10-10 17:59

      @Bulu - if you killed a bunch of kids because you were speeding drunk and high, then you should be in prison too!! If you want to act recklessly, then you must be willing to accept the heavy consequences if something bad happens! If I was drunk and set fire to your mom's house because I thought it was fun at the time, would you be so quick to let me off?? @aarchaic - agree, but they'd be sleeping even less if they were in prison already tonight...

      Forgotten - 2012-10-11 08:41

      @Bulungisa. If he intended to kill or not, he is still guilty!! He wasn't respecting the rule of the road, and because of that, 4 children died, children who had so much to do in their young lives!!! He should be locked up and never set free!!

      mshiniboys - 2012-10-11 11:10

      bulungisa.simayi and did you disrespect the victims like he does and got away with it? congrats then if you did.If it was unintentional then he must get off his limping dying horse and apologize for the "mistake".

  • arthurenlouise.tarr - 2012-10-10 16:22

    offs!

  • thabiso.nyapisi - 2012-10-10 16:24

    lock them up, its long overdue

  • petrus.ngwenya.3 - 2012-10-10 16:34

    It is obvious how long celebrity cases gets drawn out, and normal cases are done and dusted in the shortest time possible.

  • vkhuzwayo - 2012-10-10 16:36

    Why is this taking so long..deliver judgment already

      lownabester - 2012-10-10 17:44

      Because they as slow to understand. On a serious note, 2 days were set aside for the judgement, its beena long trial, its normal.

      lownabester - 2012-10-10 17:45

      Sorry Slow to understand. My bad spelling.

  • Willie - 2012-10-10 16:38

    Any thing that starts with "J" is !!!!!!!! questionable

      mzwandile.komeni - 2012-10-10 17:04

      Our \Justice\ system is questionable!!

      Willie - 2012-10-10 17:14

      @ mzwandile.komeni - see what i mean: Justice System Jub Jub Julias Jakob Jackie Ag you can add others

  • asanda.p.james - 2012-10-10 16:40

    If isiyalingana phambikomthetho mabangene jail, too lng nw.

  • Sedeshan Naidoo - 2012-10-10 16:40

    jeez! this trial is still going on?! going for a record here...

      mrova.blaza - 2012-10-10 16:57

      I'll give that to the boeremag.

  • gerald.mphuthi - 2012-10-10 16:44

    Surely they must have pleaded guilty to something... Who hit those kids ,me ? Who was driving those cars , me ? It beats me

      ianmichaelcalder - 2012-10-10 19:37

      Shorter court case then. Their lawyer obviously decided its his turn to ride the gravy train and told them to plead not guilty.

      ianmichaelcalder - 2012-10-10 21:57

      Shorter court case then. Their lawyer obviously decided its his turn to ride the gravy train and told them to plead not guilty.

  • Khayoh Mfiswah - 2012-10-10 16:46

    Postponed, continue tumoro\ mmmm

  • sthembiso.jali.50 - 2012-10-10 16:47

    The fact that they pleaded not guilt on something so obvious should count against them. They show no remose on what they did. Life sentence !

  • mzwandile.komeni - 2012-10-10 16:48

    \We will continue tommorow!\-Judge. Yawn!..He might as well say next century!!!!! Yeeer!

  • asanda.p.james - 2012-10-10 16:50

    If all people of S.A.have the same rights. Send JUB JUB and THEMBA in jail

  • William Themba - 2012-10-10 17:21

    y ths process took long mm it seems like they wil not go to jail.pln pln pln

  • des.cider - 2012-10-10 17:42

    On every day of this drawn out and unsatisfactory trial, the accused have walked free from the court through the front door. Tomorrow, they will walk free though the corruption corridor…, as is African history.

  • winifred.watson.9 - 2012-10-10 17:44

    These two guys deserve everything they get and more. Two bloody idiots playing the fool and then trying to lie their way out of what they did. A lot of young innocent lives were lost and these two think the world owes them something. I hope the long arm of the law sees you behind bars for a long time to come and may those innocent souls you killed because of your stupidity haunt you every night of your life.

  • george.pito - 2012-10-10 17:47

    At least it was an accident and despite the circumstances which is sad I hope that there was lessons learned. The fact that it is taking so long is also a lott of punishment already. In this case I am glad I am not the judge.

      grant.callaway.50 - 2012-10-10 18:03

      So if I fired a gun in a store aimlessly, and accidentally hit a kid (who I wasn't actually aiming for), that would be okay?

  • tshepo.ally - 2012-10-10 18:13

    Bulungisa, there was no intention to murder. However, they should have foreseen, and perhaps did foresee, the consequences of their conduct prior the accident. They were reckless and they deserve to be locked up...for a bloody long time.

  • obadia.segwape - 2012-10-10 18:52

    they should be locked up for degrading mini cooper and for KILLING THOSE SCHOOL KIDS

  • pierre.joubert.338 - 2012-10-10 19:13

    My heart bleeds for the deceased's families and here this arrogant criminal sits with his 'roads to Rome' hairstyle showing no remorse. Who is he hoping to impress with his hair-do anyway??? The justice system is corrupt, but I pray that they get this one right.

      atholl.canterbury - 2012-10-11 00:13

      'arrogant criminal' ... right. 4 boys killed ... 2 critically injured (equally bad) The arrogance almost indicates that even if the victims were their own families (brothers) there would still be no remorse/respect.

  • maruis.kleynhans - 2012-10-10 19:14

    jub jub, you were drunk, on drugs and speeding. to me and open and close case. GUILTY AS CHARGED!

  • simon.mwando - 2012-10-10 19:16

    These guys has got a real case to answer! If indeed prison was not made for the poor only,these guys are going to jail asap

  • sabelo.mcondobi - 2012-10-10 19:35

    I dont know why this trial is being delayed because it rob the families of late innocent children justice. This country is tired of irresponsible young people who do not consider other are also people. I hope justice will prevail. God bless all the families who lost their loved ones.

  • cmkhize - 2012-10-10 19:49

    So according to the accused, the four boys just dropped down dead of their own accord; this being a conclusion I come to if they say that they are not guilty...

  • emilyjane.elson - 2012-10-10 20:25

    Jub Jub, You have just ruined your life for a few minutes of fun & pure stupidity. Hope it was worth it. Obviously you didn't see it coming but you've been punished now, in the worst way possible and I hope you get what you deserve and it sticks. If you are put away, it will haunt you all day every day, if you have a heart & any compassion in your non-remorseful soul. You have taken the most NB thing from those children, their lives, and the most NB thing from those parents, their children.. If the justice system fails us again on something like this, we are doomed and our justice system is anything but.. It shows then, that we are led by a bunch of soul-less, dark, evil infested persons who are driven by nothing but greed and hate.. Your money might help you here for those who care nothing but to fill their pockets and for self-gain but on D-Day if not here on Earth, you will be punished.. Badly I hope

  • rofhiwa.ronald.1 - 2012-10-10 20:45

    being a so called celebrity doesnt meant nothing at all when it comes to the law ::ONE:::

      sonwabo.badla - 2012-10-10 22:31

      thinking u r clever rememberthrs nothing is above the law

  • mknnko003 - 2012-10-10 21:47

    So the kids were approaching their cars not the other way round? How can they be not guilty? This two are complete douche bags, the should stop wasting state resources and time.

  • Neal Sing - 2012-10-10 22:13

    Everyones paid!Tomorrow you are Free!

  • charlie.segole - 2012-10-11 04:16

    The fact that pled not guilty shows they have no remorse for the killing, the law will find them guilty, sentence them to lengthy terms. It has taken so long to conclude, wasting tax payers money and emotions of the families who lost the loved ones. Hope they will find closure in this then get on with their lives.

  • henri.laurie.7 - 2012-10-11 06:09

    Innocent little kids died here... They are both pleading "not guilty"...are you kidding me??? Time to put these disgusting human beings behind bars for a long time... enough is enough !!

  • brionyl.french - 2012-10-11 07:11

    They must be found guilty on ALL CHARGES AND SPEND THEIR LIVES ROTTING IN JAIL

  • mbonyathi - 2012-10-11 08:07

    I see jail at the end of the tunnel

  • Bafana Joseph - 2012-10-11 08:37

    money talks in SA u can go free with murder

  • Forgotten - 2012-10-11 08:45

    Guilty on all accounts!! Now go to jail!!!

  • bongani.mthembu.7 - 2012-10-11 08:58

    These guys have suffered enough, we dont know what the next hour has in store for us. I have always and still believe that they didnt intend to kill anyone, they were just playing with their toys, there is no way they could have known that 4 school kids will die. I pray that the families of the deacesed find peace and strength to accept God's will and move on. After all we all going to die, we dont know when and how.

      jay.reede - 2012-10-11 09:43

      Tell this the parents of the dead kids ... what load of crap !

  • tshepo.maganedisa - 2012-10-11 09:54

    Do you think Bra Stukie is busy organising a cell for Jub Jub, iyoooo this might be a black xmas for him mos

      bongani.mthembu.7 - 2012-10-11 11:29

      Honestly, I think he is going to jail. Life is challenging, and you can never be too careful. I pray everyday for this not to happen to me. I dont normally drink when i have been drinking, because even if its not you who is wrong, but just because you have been drinking, by default you are wrong and you get arrested. I really feel sorry for both of them, no one deserves this, we all make mistakes, and learn from them, I just hope they are strong enough to accept their fate. This can happen to any of us, festive is around the corner, some of you are going to do drive under the influence of alcohol as per norm, pray that you dont cause accidents, or else you will be where Jub Jub is, and people will be mean to you, as you are mean to Jubjub. Dont judge or condemn, cause it will all come to you.

  • mshengu.tshabalala.7 - 2012-10-11 11:05

    this proves that we will never have fair justice in south africa

  • mshiniboys - 2012-10-11 11:13

    I hope they will not put him under house arrest asking his mom and girlfriend to "keep a watch on him".Judismal sysetm.

  • bongani.mthembu.7 - 2012-10-11 11:31

    Honestly, I think he is going to jail. Life is challenging, and you can never be too careful. I pray everyday for this not to happen to me. I dont normally drive when i have been drinking, because even if its not you who is wrong, but just because you have been drinking, by default you are wrong and you get arrested. I really feel sorry for both of them, no one deserves this, we all make mistakes, and learn from them, I just hope they are strong enough to accept their fate. This can happen to any of us, festive is around the corner, some of you are going to drive under the influence of alcohol as per norm, pray that you dont cause accidents, or else you will be where Jub Jub is, and people will be mean to you, as you are mean to Jubjub. Dont judge or condemn, cause it will all come to you.

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