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Jub Jub's lawyer representing him again

2011-10-10 12:04

Johannesburg - Lawyer Ike Motloung will continue to represent Molemo Jub Jub Maarohanye in his murder trial, the Protea Magistrate's Court heard on Monday.

Motloung told the court in August his client had financial problems and that he could not proceed under such circumstances.

Maarohanye and his co-accused Themba Tshabalala were allegedly drag-racing when one of their Mini Coopers ploughed into a group of schoolchildren in Mdlalose Street, Protea North in Soweto, on March 8, 2010.

It was not immediately known why Motloung changed his mind about representing Maarohanye.

Cross-examination

On Monday, he continued to cross-examine former Protea police station commander Major Moses Segapo about two boys who were allegedly passengers in one of the cars. He wanted to know why a statement was not obtained from the two boys when they came to the police station.

Segapo said: "I believe you coached them, you prepared them for the statement."

One of the boys mentioned Motloung's name when they could not explain the speed at which the two cars were travelling before the accident, Segapo said.

"One of them said 'that is why they wanted Ike to come with us'."

Segapo told the court he had listened to the boys and wanted to speak to the prosecutor about their intention to submit a statement.

"I listened to them, and when they mentioned Ike I decided to consult a prosecutor."

Heads bowed

Maarohanye and Tshabalala arrived in court in black suits and sat with their heads bowed while Motloung cross-examined Segapo. They face charges of murder, attempted murder and driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

Andile Mtombeni, 19, Phomelelo Masemelo, 16, Mlungisi Cwayi and Prince Mahube, both aged 17, were killed as they were walking home from school.

Fumani Mushwana and Frank Mlabo, aged 17 and 18 respectively at the time, suffered serious injuries, including brain damage.

The trial continues.

Comments
  • Willie_G - 2011-10-10 12:17

    Money makes the world go round... Lady Justice might be patient but the families of the children who passed aren't..

      Ryan77 - 2011-10-10 12:26

      You are right, but this truly sad. How must the parents of these kids feel? End this case now and jail the bastards !

      Ryan77 - 2011-10-10 12:26

      You are right, but this truly sad. How must the parents of these kids feel? End this case now and jail the bastards !

      pewpewpew - 2011-10-10 12:52

      well this case has taken away all off dum dum's money and has compleatly F**Ked his image up... things can only get worse for him :)

      pewpewpew - 2011-10-10 12:52

      well this case has taken away all off dum dum's money and has compleatly F**Ked his image up... things can only get worse for him :)

  • KimmyH - 2011-10-10 12:18

    Why is he still being represented? He killed kids en kla, there's nothing more to it!!!!! Mxm

  • d2eguy - 2011-10-10 12:20

    same bullsh1t , different day . these scum bags are guilty of murder , hang the trash .

  • Sue Laurynhill - 2011-10-10 12:25

    When is this guy going to jail, this is just torture for the families of the children.

  • GuyverXT9 - 2011-10-10 12:42

    It's been more than a year, this punk should've been in jail already.

  • DEVILS SON - 2011-10-10 12:44

    il put money on it that the tax payer is now paying, paying to protect child murderer

  • D-man - 2011-10-10 12:56

    They have video evidence from cellphones. What more bloody proof do they need. Just lock the bastards up so that the families can be at peace. If this happened in america with in a week court case closed, scum thrown in jail for life over and done with, but not in SA. Its wasting tax payers money. Courts in this country are pathetic. They protect the criminal more than the victims.

  • THOMARSE - 2011-10-10 13:05

    Drag on-drag on! This scumbag should have been lynched long time ago. Let the courts rest in peace - they're not effective anyway!

  • saabnut - 2011-10-10 13:05

    Obviously an new gravy recipe...

  • CT - 2011-10-10 13:08

    Remember when malema went to go visit jub jub in jail and he took him some KFC? They are meant to be close friends. I wouldn't be surprised if malema is paying for his lawyer's fees.

      RACINGCAT - 2011-10-10 13:47

      Doubt it Malema has ADD forgets things quickly....Castor and others By the way it was Nandos I think.

      RACINGCAT - 2011-10-10 13:47

      Doubt it Malema has ADD forgets things quickly....Castor and others By the way it was Nandos I think.

  • Duncan Gohl - 2011-10-10 13:14

    Wow, now that's news we want to hear !!!!!!

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