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Jub Jub's TV apology not accepted

2012-04-23 08:39

Johannesburg - Musician Molemo "Jub Jub" Maarohanye has apologised on television for the deaths of four schoolchildren in a drag racing accident two years ago, according to a report on Monday.

The Star reported that Maarohanye, who faces charges for the incident, made the apology on Soweto TV at the weekend.

He conveyed his condolences and offered to erect tombstones for the four.

Families of the victims were angered and did not want to accept the apology.

"I will never accept his apology. I don't want anything from him," said one of the affected mothers.

Maarohanye and his co-accused Themba Tshabalala are on trial for murder, attempted murder and driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

They were allegedly drag-racing their Mini Coopers along Mdlalose Drive in Protea North in March 2010, when one of their cars ploughed into a group of school pupils.

Four boys died and two others were severely injured.

Tshabalala showed remorse for the incident during the first few court appearances and apologised to the families.

Comments
  • Thebe - 2012-04-23 08:49

    Apology not accepted Jub Jub now go to jail.

      Felix - 2012-04-23 08:57

      Funny how he apologizes now after pleading not guilty for months.

      Greg - 2012-04-23 09:01

      Awesome, an apology 2 years after the fact, I'm sure it's so sincere!! Why is this guy not in jail yet??

  • Stephen - 2012-04-23 08:49

    Before this trail is over, the kids will be charged with jay walking.

  • sminx.r.mandla - 2012-04-23 08:52

    Jub Jub go eat a D@ck because one thing's for sure, you don't mean it at all and because of your pride it took you this long to apologise!

  • Anita - 2012-04-23 09:04

    Too little too late! Pathetic!

      Atholl - 2012-04-23 10:13

      There are only three possibilities with illicit drug intervention. .. (and no rehabilitation) ... You will hit the 'bottom' You will break the law Both

  • sandy.langenstrass - 2012-04-23 09:08

    SORRY....like Malema...if you don't follow the rules of life and society, if you think you are above the law and behave badly....YOU WILL GO DOWN.

  • Martin - 2012-04-23 09:09

    do the crime do the time

  • tshivhombelaf - 2012-04-23 09:10

    The better way to apologise is to agree that you were drag racing but you are still denying and that makes your apology windowdressing.

  • Bruce - 2012-04-23 09:11

    what a beaut jail would be the place to get the head around the incident.Why was he given the tv coverage anyway?

  • Gladstone - 2012-04-23 09:12

    Our justice system is taking 2 long. Dis moron is apologising, meaning he is admiting of kill young kidz

  • Masego - 2012-04-23 09:20

    This court case has been dragging on for quite some time now, but i guess thats what happens when you are a prominent "somebody" in this country. You took 4 lives and shattered families. Apology now, apology 2years back, makes no difference.

  • ArchAngel - 2012-04-23 09:22

    JUSTICE DELAYED IS JUSTICE DENIED!!!!

  • Mduduzi - 2012-04-23 09:22

    im not surprised soweto tv gave him the coverage nd that scrawny presenter allowing it she probably dated the scumbag

  • Katoolsie - 2012-04-23 09:27

    All these drag racers should rot in hell! I have almost died a few times due to these reckless drivers in their "tuned up" opel corsas and toyota conquests! Grow up you useless scum!

  • Mabutho - 2012-04-23 09:31

    Sorry jub jub

  • ditantane.kganakga - 2012-04-23 09:31

    it wasn't me, am not guilty. ok then i apologise.

  • Dipuo - 2012-04-23 09:33

    Easy to apologize, not easy to bring them back. Why is this trial even taking this long?! Gosh!

  • Jacques - 2012-04-23 09:37

    He can go do some drag racing in prison. Of course- there it means doing the 100 meters sprint, while dressed as a girl, with a ripped-as-hell rapist catching the slowest drag racer. I'm thinking fear and adrenaline will keep him safe for the first couple of races, but eventually he'll start cramping... Pappa wag vir jou!

  • njabulo.vandersikhakhane - 2012-04-23 09:40

    Its hard loosing a loved one or a child for that matter but for the families to move on with their lives is to except jubjubs apology becouse he has forgiven himself and excepted his problems. These families will never move on if they still hold grudges against him

  • Shirley - 2012-04-23 09:40

    Too little,too late!Hopefully you get a looong jail sentence and you can sit everyday,all day thinking about your victims!

  • Jeffrey - 2012-04-23 09:43

    what remorse; if he can not acccept that his was druged, that he was racing, what a remorse are we told of here. news24, don't dare to mislead the public. no remorse at all, rot in jail baby-boy.

  • Mk - 2012-04-23 09:43

    This guy is obviously scared to hell,im sorry but you just gotta face this one

  • Johan - 2012-04-23 09:44

    A bit late, won't you say. You can apologize but how do you amend the pain caused?

  • Thulani Masilela - 2012-04-23 09:56

    The Court has taken much too long to make a ruling on this matter, Jub Jub is still enjoying the lime light. It took him two years to see his wrong doings, its about time for the court to impose a punishment and put this matter to rest.

  • Larry - 2012-04-23 09:56

    Drink & Drugs gave them courage to run over and kill 4 children and injure 2 more so they deserve prison and they should be also forced to pay the mothers of each one harmed blood money and never permitted to drive a motor vehicle ever again.

  • Jacques - 2012-04-23 09:59

    He can go do some drag racing in prison. Of course- there it means doing the 100 meters sprint, while dressed as a girl, with a ripped-as-hell rapist catching the slowest drag racer. I'm thinking fear and adrenaline will keep him safe for the first couple of races, but eventually he'll start cramping... Pappa wag vir jou!

  • Amazed - 2012-04-23 10:01

    I feel for Jub Jub parents they have to be supporting him throughout.I accept his apology who of us dont make mistake,I dont drink and am still a young parent of 3 kids,I am at my late 30 thirties and wonder what will be like oneday when my son is older and finds himself in the same situation.The fact is those late kids wont come back it is time for those parents to forgive,hae u cant keep crying for spilled water.Jub Jub like many other young people in our country erred and found himself on the wrong side & unfortunately for him that day people died but he is not a criminal that went on somebody's house and deliberately killed.he is not a killer at heart so why treat him such.Today we as taxpayers pay for Hiv medicine due to some young people who go out and not sleep home and end up with the Virus did we kill them no instead we take money and pay for it which s still acts of irresponsibility

      Boitshoko - 2012-05-22 10:22

      Amazed!!! you really are putting yourself in the wrong shoes.....as a mother of 3 imagine loosing a healthy normal son on some ignorant drug addict, these parents were robbed off their kids... painful! let justice be done, by putting JubJub & his friend behind bars...then the parents will forgive.....one more thing I dont see how HIV fit in this scenario...bad example.

  • Jacques - 2012-04-23 10:01

    He can go do some drag racing in prison. Of course- there it means doing the 100 meters sprint, while dressed as a girl, with a ripped-as-hell rapist catching the slowest drag racer. I'm thinking fear and adrenaline will keep him safe for the first couple of races, but eventually he'll start cramping... Pappa wag vir jou!

  • bdsileku - 2012-04-23 10:04

    Not forgiving jub jub while he apologises is just gona enlong the pain the families and lovedones of those kids are feeling. \r\nI feel like jubjub is nt treated faily on this matter because of his selebrity status. Do nt forget he is only human also.

      Boitshoko - 2012-05-22 10:28

      who said jail is not meant for celebrities? who said celebrities can do as they please and get away with murder, why? because they've got a lot of money, hell nooooooo!

  • Manford - 2012-04-23 10:07

    this mama's baby "sisiboy' thinks he is above all with his stinky attitude to hell with him.mnxah!!!!!!

  • Malose - 2012-04-23 10:13

    shouldn't he be in jail already? i am sick of this ill mannered boy

  • leigh.windvogel - 2012-04-23 10:14

    Y is he not in jail yet?

  • brionyl.french - 2012-04-23 10:23

    I too wouldnt accept this apology its come how long after which means its not a Genuine apology, he doesnt mean it, If he did he would have gone to those families long ago, he would accept what he did, he wouldnt be denying it and he would be sitting in prison for murdering those children. JUBJUB can go dance with the devil in Hell

  • Chris - 2012-04-23 10:24

    Jub Jub....You gunna get married in PRISON. Hehehe

  • francie.potgieter - 2012-04-23 10:28

    Why only now two years down the line. What a disgrace.

  • ashezi - 2012-04-23 10:30

    Just because he's a super star, it doesn't mean he can use his apology as a "Get out of jail free" card

      Ally - 2012-04-23 10:53

      This is no "super star" -- he wasn't even well known outside a limited community who listened to his music. He is now "famous" for having caused the deaths of four children and injury to others and also famous for being the type of moron who is a disgrace to his family and his community.

  • givo.malgas - 2012-04-23 11:08

    Lock him up before he becomes \ill\ and can't serve time...

  • Anakin - 2012-04-23 11:42

    Was "Jub Jub" really a musician in the first place? Yeah, it's cool to rap 24hrs a day,wear sunglasses 24/7, drive a Mini-Cooper as fast as you can from robot to robot with your headlights on high-beam so you can look like Jason Bourne. Ultimately contributing nothing towards uplifting society. Yes, jive jive and look cool, like on that "Music Lounge" program that goes on and on and on from 23h30 to 05h00. What a mentality - jive and jive and you will get a job, drive a BMW, have all the girls, and you can do drugs as well, all while wearing shades 24/7. Give us a break and come back to reality.

  • Christina - 2012-04-23 12:23

    apology accepted jubjub, but you cannot be left unpunished and dont misunderstand that your apology will keep you out of jail, accept your fate and face prison. pls mr minister of prisons/ justice etc etc,. make sure this guy goes for at leats not less that 25yrs.

  • Orlando - 2012-04-23 12:31

    uxolisa kanjani emva kwexesha elide kangaka, even then sorry doesn't change anything & doesn't come up wth solution bt the judges must do their jobs.

  • Jonny Lee - 2012-04-23 12:44

    He just need to get a headache and he will not go to jail,

  • Jacqui - 2012-04-23 13:09

    Erect tombstones for the four!!!!. Not so long ago he insisted he was innocent and now he is slobbering on television, all in an effort to stay out of prison. One thing that puzzles me is why this case is still going on. At this rate he'll be an old man before the prison doors close behind him.

  • Thenga - 2012-04-23 13:16

    We don't need yo mock apology! U deserve 2 rot in jail, u killed our future proudly South African

      pixygl - 2012-04-23 19:26

      Let's 4gve dis men,,,,we don't knw abt 2moro

  • Preshen - 2012-04-23 14:54

    "It's too late to apologize, it's too late. I said it's too late to apologize, it's too late"

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-04-23 17:24

    The parents must sue him accountability becomes responsibily.

  • Sello - 2012-04-23 20:57

    Last week Jub Jub's teacher missed Lindiwe Mazibuko with a car.

  • sandirandz.sandile - 2012-04-23 21:01

    Jub jub must rot in jail for what he did wabulala imiphefumulo engenacala

  • Muhammad Cassim - 2012-04-24 00:14

    Did anyone see this oke on survivor Sa? He wasted the teams drinking water by inconsiderately washing himself claiming he was hot and when questioned why he didn't use the beach water to cool off, he claimed its too salty for him, not to mention the fact that the charity he chose was his moms dodgy charity. The wimp actually left the show for a small cut, I say lock this arrogant coward up to show the youth that there are consequences for uncivilized behavior!!

  • Wendy - 2012-04-24 06:49

    What happened to the not guilty until proven guilty,jub jub n 80% of us south africans we support you.u did nothing wrong tshabalala knows deep down,I can't wait for him to take a stand.wish u all the best

  • karaboc3 - 2012-05-07 18:18

    Jub jub dd the ryt thing by apologizing, even if da parents of those kidz dnt accept his apolgy atleast he has tried 2 ask forgiveness. Jub Jub is a human being he deserves a second change..

      Boitshoko - 2012-05-22 10:55

      unfortunately the kids died, no second chance for them.

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