Jub Jub was 'on wrong side of the road'

2011-10-12 21:58

Johannesburg - Molemo "Jub Jub" Maarohanye and Themba Tshabalala were speeding on the wrong side of the road when they struck a group of children, the Protea Magistrate's Court heard on Wednesday.

Accident reconstruction expert Renier Balt told the court Maarohanye and Tshabalala were driving towards oncoming traffic.

They swerved to the left to avoid crashing. In doing so, they struck and killed four boys and injured two.

In cross-examination, Maarohanye's lawyer, Ike Motloung, said Balt's conclusions were biased because he had opted not to interview two passengers in the Mini Coopers.

He had also been influenced by media reports and other witnesses' statements.

Balt responded: "Physical evidence was enough to form an opinion."

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

They were allegedly drag racing when one of their cars ploughed into a group of children on Mdlalose Road, in Protea North, Soweto, on March 8 2010, killing four boys and injuring two.

  • Sit-hole - 2011-10-12 22:14

    Hope Jub Jub shares a cell with Dewani.

      Donovan Jackson - 2011-10-13 02:22

      Are the kids dead? Yes. How did they die? Hit by Mini. Driven by whom? Themba and JubJub. OK, go straight to jail.

      Yar - 2011-10-13 06:16

      Hope there's a third inmate sharing it. The facebook rapist. That will keep both of them on edge.

      LBS - 2011-10-13 15:13

      What a combination they would be! White, Indian and Black!

  • michaelp1 - 2011-10-12 22:19

    This is just the 'tip of the iceberg' of what's coming. Lot's of morals.....%$£&%**!!!! Quite frankly this is what the youth is learning from the "elders". What you will reap! Unfortunately the Media must take a lot of the blame in where we are....ONLY sensational money spinning (bad news) sells. Because SA had the bad experience of apartheid doesn't condone even worse behaviour now. The Sunday Times ran a headline last week about the global financial situation "....up the creek .. no paddle". Same applies to our morality in SA.

  • PinkandProud - 2011-10-12 22:33

    Oh for Pete's sake. Put this cockroach in jail and get it over with. Enough already! If it's not JuJu then it's JubJub being shoved down our throats. What's with the pathetic names anyway!

      omrisho - 2011-10-13 08:20

      it's gangsta bro, makes them cool - not

  • dolz - 2011-10-12 22:38

    Ndikhokhele Bhawo...tht was a smash song by Jub Jub crossing over from hip-hop to gospel lovers alike! The song simply means Lord Guide me. In this case nothing and no one can help this young man he will face life in prison with daily anal rape!

  • mabsie - 2011-10-12 23:02

    How long must the parents of those killed and injured wait for justice? These boys were high and in the wrong. Now give them their sentences so the families can have some closure.

      Really1 - 2011-10-13 05:05

      This is going to create the perception that black lives are cheap.

  • OZNOB - 2011-10-12 23:10

    Not only was this guy on the wrong side of the road he also happens to be on the wrong side of the law . he gets a go straight to jail card do not pass go do not collect free alcohol and drugs and for petes sake do not drive your mini

  • RuthK - 2011-10-13 00:06

    His lawyer seems like a real idiot too... he keeps trying to make everyone look incompetent, but is only making his client look more guilty, and making his client look like a little twit who isn't man enough to take responsibility for his actions. Why doesn't Jub Jub grow a pair and admit guilt and actually show some remorse? Oh no, that would require a conscience, which he clearly does not have. And if you look at the pond scum he comes from (his fraudster mother, Jackie, for example), its no wonder he is the low life he is... can't we just hand him to the community and let them deal with him? It would save a lot of tax payers money.

      Myth - 2011-10-13 08:11

      Heh, where's a necklace when you need one....

  • NZdreamer - 2011-10-13 03:31

    They all need to stick to pushing tires with a stick. STAY OUT OF ANYTHING THAT HAS A MOTOR!!

  • DFSS - 2011-10-13 06:34

    Would the two passengers not swear under oath that they where driving behind each other not faster than 40 km /h, so why waste time in talking to them

      Dan - 2011-10-13 08:49

      The passengers are friends of Jub Jub, so one can safely assume just as stupid and probably also always high on some form of drug. They might srear under oath that they did 40km, drove behind each other and as far as they know - there has been no accident. This is all a racist plot against, so they are going to take legal action and claim R1milj from the state. Ike Motloung will be their layer.

  • unrealchris - 2011-10-13 07:08

    Why is so much time wasted with this scum. Lock him up for the rest of his life.

  • preshen govender - 2011-10-13 07:34

    His trial is lasting long then his sing, acting and fashion career

  • Dan - 2011-10-13 08:40

    Every time Ike Motloung opens his mouth he sounds more and more like brainless Julius Malema. Where did he buy his "degree" from? Just glad I don't ever have to be represented by a stupid bastard like him.

  • frank.fay1 - 2011-10-13 08:46

    they should have been in prison awaiting trial

  • Lorax - 2011-10-13 09:07

    He'll go to jail, but his good buddy President Juju will pardon him a year or two from now. (And they'll share a bucket of KFC again, much like the one shared when Juju visited him in the cells.

  • sentle - 2011-10-13 09:24

    Jubjub's lawyer is ambitious, i mean too ambitious

  • bcnw - 2011-10-13 09:38

    This trial is taking far too long...they are guilty,get a bloody move on and stop dragging it on and on and on!Think how the families of the deceased must feel? Two useless specimans of humanity, TRASH.

  • blackyswart - 2011-10-13 09:56

    They should put JuJU in with them so they all can sleep comfortably on him..

  • sxymullet - 2011-10-14 10:54

    He was drunk, drugged and driving, because of them 4 kids are died, if they were following the rules of the road those kids would definitely be alive today what more do they need lock the idiots up and let them pay for what they did, what more are they looking for

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