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Jub Jub's lawyer slams investigators

2011-10-10 13:16

Johannesburg - Investigations in the Molemo Jub Jub Maarohanye case were improper and unfair, the Protea Magistrate's Court heard on Monday.

Defence lawyer Ike Motloung said the police had kept urine samples in a locker for 10 days before they were sent to a laboratory.

He said a cellphone allegedly used to take a video of the cars racing was sent to a corner shop, instead of a police support centre, to open the footage.

Former Protea police station commander Moses Segapo was also "choosy" in taking statements.

Statements

Motloung said Segapo first listened to what was being said and if he did not like what he heard, he did not take a statement.

Segapo earlier told the court he had listened to a statement by two boys who were allegedly in the cars that ploughed into a group of schoolchildren, killing four and injuring two.

Segapo said this was so he could have a better understanding of what was being said before he wrote it down.

He said he could not obtain a statement from the two boys because he suspected they had been coached on what to say.

Motloung put it to him that the manner in which he obtained statements was incorrect.

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.

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

The trial continues.

Comments
  • jay - 2011-10-10 13:23

    jub jub killed people he should fry.

      saabnut - 2011-10-10 13:33

      Don't be surprised if this scum buys its way out of this one. You can already see it coming. FILTH!

      pragmatism - 2011-10-10 13:46

      I doubt it (Jub Jub) will escape this one. Courts have been sending very strong messages lately that money will not always buy you freedom... Cwele, the drug dealer, Selebi, the crook cop, McBride, the drunken master, Prince Sifiso Zulu, the drunken killer...

      LiciousDee - 2011-10-10 13:55

      i think so too and i also think this case should have been long dealt with, he's guilty finish! i doubt he'll even afford to buy his way out of this one since hh's broke:)

      nosiphom - 2011-10-10 14:30

      He will walk. Frying is for the poor, ask JZ.

      Buic Unix - 2011-10-10 14:35

      He is lucky we do not have a death sentence, for some1 who is suppose to sing halelujah and killed 4 kids..he shld be ashamed and the lawyer who represents him shld also be ashamed !!!

      allinthemind - 2011-10-10 14:50

      I would say Kangaroo court for this PIG !!!! The normal courts don't work for his kind.

      kilo39 - 2011-10-10 15:02

      @ pragmatism...and as far as I know, not one of those you have mentioned is behind bars. Where is the justice in them being out on bail pending appeals that go on for years and years. Makes crime quite an attractive option if you have money wouldn't you say.

      saabnut - 2011-10-10 15:04

      @ pragmatism: I take your point, but those people you mention- how much actual time have they done???

      DEVILS SON - 2011-10-10 15:15

      let him off, im sure the friends and family have a good year with his name on it

  • Matt :-) - 2011-10-10 13:23

    Because it's the investigators' fault that Jub Jub got drunk and high, drove like a maniac and killed children... Don't you just hate lawyers!

      John - 2011-10-10 15:25

      na matt its apartheids fault

      leonard - 2011-10-10 17:58

      @Matt,,,,Here`s a thought.Lock the lawyer up with the scumbag child killer.From a moral point of view,how do you defend the indefensible.Amazing how money always triumphs over integrity(read the lawyer)

  • Slingervel - 2011-10-10 13:24

    Lock the bastards up! Put them away for the rest of their lives! Pappa will enjoy them!

  • shocked - 2011-10-10 13:24

    Lock this animal up for life or let him go, where some good old fashioned crowd justice will end his life! Just stop wasting our tax money on this fool!

  • Badballie - 2011-10-10 13:27

    Didn't take lawyers in this country to jump on the US legal systems way of doing things which has nothing to do will justice and everything to do with finding loopholes to get criminals off with.

  • abg100 - 2011-10-10 13:27

    Oh give it up!!!!! The more the lawyer drags it out the more money he gets. WE ALL know hes guilty,unfortunately everyone has tp make some money first and then get down to justice. Lock the little stoners up and throw away the key!!!!!!!!

      Matt :-) - 2011-10-10 13:33

      "WE ALL know he's guilty" You can't say that for sure - Kolobe, Poloyatonki, Agwambo and Rubbish haven't commented yet ;-)

      Ryan Tunney - 2011-10-10 14:20

      He's black so how can he be guilty?

      saabnut - 2011-10-10 15:06

      @ Matt :-) : They're busy cooking up their next 'ancestor' trash story...

  • BabyDee061 - 2011-10-10 13:28

    got a feeling that jub jub is going to walk away a free man from this. sad!

  • texx - 2011-10-10 13:41

    He is trying to make excuses for jub jub killing school kids???????? we all know the police are not the greatest and there is a ton of corruption...but thats no excuse of killing someone.

  • Stephan Fourie - 2011-10-10 13:43

    and what if it was the lawyers children? you know. he is guilty, he should fry. if it was my children he would not live to see prison / court.

  • DingDong - 2011-10-10 13:45

    This case is full of mediocrity

  • wishfulthinking - 2011-10-10 13:47

    Blah blah blah ad nauseum. jub and his pal were driving the cars that killed the pupils. End of story.

      Stephan Fourie - 2011-10-10 13:58

      Hence go to jail, don't pass start, don't collect R200...

  • george60 - 2011-10-10 13:55

    There are always excuses. Alternatively hand them over to the parents of these kids that were killed?

  • Man can do - 2011-10-10 14:01

    Cars raced - FACT, Cars crashed into children - FACT, children killed - FACT. What does it matter who said what, who drank what, who smoked what? They are responsible. Now they are hiding behind their lawyers? Cowards!!! Face up to the facts and take what punishment is meted out to you.

      kilo39 - 2011-10-10 15:10

      Amen to that. These wankers need to be made an example of. Chop their heads off and put them on spikes at the next drag race meeting, is what I would be calling for if it was my child that had been killed. We the people need to avenge the death of those poor kids or this mofo will do it again.

  • Darwinian - 2011-10-10 14:07

    I slam lawyers that supports drunk, drug snorting, murderous scums....

  • omrisho - 2011-10-10 14:07

    oh please, if anything else, regardless of how drunk, high or whatever other lame excuses they might conjure up, they were drag racing, and KIDS GOT KILLED - sheez, what's to discuss, surely there are enough witnesses to that fact - GUILTY - GO TO JAIL ALREADY - this is fn bs this...

  • Ryan Tunney - 2011-10-10 14:17

    He's guilty so stopping defending this piece of drunken skabenga with technicalities.

  • bill - 2011-10-10 14:21

    unfair? lawyers are really lower than sharksh*t this bastard killed 4 kids. Or does being a black celeb mean you can do no wrong.

      Janine - 2011-10-10 15:23

      I wouldn't call him a celeb.

  • WCD - 2011-10-10 14:26

    This will indicate whether our much 'praised' system actually works - but in South Africa murder is not considered a crime

  • LaLa - 2011-10-10 14:57

    I honestly think that Jub Jub's lawyer is simply trying to shift the focus from the case to the fact that the authorities did not do a proper job during investigation- SHIFTING THE GOALPOSTS. Truth is, Jub Jub's case does not need an investigation,procedure or not, the case is STRAIGHTFORWARD. They used drugs, the drag-raced in a residential area, the killed and injured the victims. Although he may not have had the intention to kill, he should have forseen the possible consequences of his unlawful conduct. THIS CASE WILL PROVE TO SOUTH AFRICANS WHETHER OR NOT WE ARE EQUAL IN THE EYES OF THE LAW. Jub Jub's lawyer should focus on getting him a better sentence instead. there is nothing more he could possibly do, even for a "liar-lawyer" this would be a tough one to get a client completely out of.

  • saabnut - 2011-10-10 15:03

    @ pragmatism: I take your point, but those people you mention- how much actual time have they done???

  • Onestone - 2011-10-10 15:14

    Ike Motloung..... put them on a polygraph....... finish en klaar you gemors!!!! rot rot rot and the laywer too!!!!!

  • Dave - 2011-10-10 15:31

    Ummm...hang on...is he denying he was driving at high spead and crashed into the kids, killing some? Drugs or booze are irrelevant...he killed them through wrecklessness and for that he should go to jain...simple.

  • lekweza - 2011-10-10 15:37

    Ya neh, this guys gonna get away with this, how lousy is the layer statement. those people should be detained, because they took away the lives of the innocent young kids! money talks here!

  • Arthi - 2011-10-10 15:50

    The only thing unfair about this is the fact that he killed innoecent children!

  • Big6CPT - 2011-10-10 16:09

    Don’t collect R 200 at the beginning , just go strait to jail you rubbish.

  • braamc - 2011-10-10 16:43

    The police force is beyond useless, criminals, murderers, filthy corrupt politicians, they all get away. Lawless and shameful society.

  • Mo_Afrika - 2011-10-10 16:45

    what happens to the families of those who lost their kids...I would personally end this case if my son was one of them...

  • tereblanche.arosi - 2011-10-10 19:28

    Aphi lamagqirha xa kunje???Aythakathe lantwana itye emgqomeni once yawina le case.

  • Maryann - 2011-10-10 21:11

    Is anyone else getting sick and tired of hearing how "wronged" these criminals are/have been? The police have such a bad rep already about the kazillion unsolved/unprosecutable cases, yet here they get handed an absolute Open and Shut GUILTY and they can't even get that right...eish..

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