Jub Jub shot himself in the foot: State

2012-07-13 16:36
Jub Jub (File, Sapa)

Jub Jub (File, Sapa)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Video

Evidence questioned in Jub Jub case

2012-06-05 09:50

Video expert testifying in the Jub Jub case found that the video evidence presented to the court was seriously compromised but not tampered with. Watch to find out more. WATCH

kalahari.com

  • The Rare Breed
    The debut solo album of former teen-TV- star and Selimathunzi presenter Jub Jub Now R49.00
    buy now
Johannesburg - Musician Molemo "Jub Jub" Maarohanye had shot himself in the foot with his testimony on a crash that killed four pupils in Soweto in 2010, the Protea Magistrate's Court heard on Friday.

In closing argument, the State told the court that Maarohanye and co-accused Themba Tshabalala had lied about the details that led to the fatal accident.

"Accused number one [Maarohanye] blamed accused number two, supported by his witnesses who are biased and have an interest in the matter," prosecutor Raymond Mathenjwa said.

"And may I just add that accused number one was an unreliable witness. He was argumentative, evasive and to a great extent...very arrogant, thus shooting himself in the foot."

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 schoolchildren in Mdlalose Street, Protea North, on 8 March 2010.

Contradictions


Mathenjwa said Maarohanye had, throughout the trial, contradicted his own statements, as well as those of witnesses.

Maarohanye was firstly accused of "creating" a stop sign.

According to Maarohanye's witnesses, before the collision the two Mini Coopers were travelling parallel as the drivers spoke to each other.

Witnesses at the scene said the cars had stopped in the middle of the road, obstructing traffic.

Maarohanye's witness, who was in his car at the time of the accident, had confirmed this in his testimony and had never mentioned a stop sign.

Mathenjwa said it was also questionable that Maarohanye and Tshabalala claimed they were not friends but acquaintances, who had not seen one another in the four to five days before the crash.

Drugs

The State then questioned how or why the two had similar substances found in their urine samples following the collision.

Mathenjwa also questioned Maarohanye's denying he took drugs and saying he had never seen anyone taking drugs, except in films.

"Where then did he get the drugs? He later said 'no, I've been in an environment where drugs were taken', contradicting his initial statement," said Mathenjwa.

The musician had later said he could have had traces of the drugs in his system as a result of secondary smoke.

Mathenjwa said Maarohanye had also apparently lied about blacking out during the accident.

He had first said he blacked out after hitting a kerb, then later said he had blacked out after hitting the kerb and rolling his car. In a third explanation, he said he had hit the kerb, rolled the car, hit a tree and then blacked out.

At the time, Maarohanye was telling the court how he knew he had not hit any of the boys who were killed in the crash.

Closing arguments continue.
- SAPA

Read more on:    jub jub  |  themba tshabalala  |  soweto  |  johannesburg  |  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
36 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/News
 
Traffic
Lottery
 
  • Tuesday Mitchells Plain - 19:35 PM
    Road name: M7 Vanguard Drive
    ROADWORKS - traffic restrictions between the R300 and Highlands Drive - expect delays
  • Tuesday Belhar - 17:58 PM
    Road name: Belhar Drive
    TRAFFIC LIGHTS not working at Alabama Drive
 
More traffic reports...
 

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

Up to 60% off - clearance sale!

Save up to 60% on appliances, books, electronics, toys, movies and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Deal of the Week!

Get bestselling John Green novels now just R99 each! Hurry and get yours while stocks last. Shop here.

Mind blowing deals on beauty & fragrances

Save up to 30% off beauty and fragrances. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 50% off hair care products!

Save up to 50% on professional hair care products at kalahari.com. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

30% off academic books

Score a mind blowing 30% off academic books! Offer 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

Apple iPad 3 Black 64GB 9.7" Tablet With WiFi & 4G

Retina Display Finally the incredible Retina display technology from the iPhone...

From R7999.00

I'm shopping for:

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Something may come up to alert you of your security needs. It may be that you need to create a better structure for your finances...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.