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Detective in Jub Jub case shot dead

2011-12-07 21:41

Johannesburg - A key witness in the Molemo "Jub Jub" Maarohonye murder trial was shot and killed by armed men, City Press reported on Wednesday.

The investigating officer in the case, Major Moses Segapho, was shot dead around 22:00 in the Angola squatter camp in Kliptown in Soweto, south of Johhanesburg, on Tuesday, the paper said.

Maarohonye and his co-accused, Themba Tshabalala, are accused of murder and attempted murder after they crashed their Mini Coopers - while allegedly street racing - last year, killing four school pupils and injuring two others in Soweto.

According to a police spokesperson, Segapho was conducting investigations in the informal settlement.

Lieutenant Colonel Tshisikhawe Ndou told EyeWitness News (EWN), "When he was about to get out of his vehicle, he was attacked by two armed suspects, who shot him."

He said the suspects then ran away and disappeared between the shacks.

It is not yet known whether Segapho was alone.

Ndou said the motive for the killing is not yet known and nobody has been arrested, according to EWN.

Segapho was involved in the Jub Jub case from the start as the former branch commander of the Protea Glen police station

He accused Maarohonye's lawyer Ike Motloung of interfering with witnesses during his testimony in the trial in July.

The remarks drew the ire of Motloung who sarcastically called the policeman "a superstar in the newspapers" during cross-examination because Segapho had told the court he didn’t take full statements from passengers involved in the accident because they had been coached by Maarohonye's attorney.

The case against Maarohonye and Tshabalala has been postponed to February.
 

Comments
  • Dave - 2011-12-07 22:10

    How very convenient it seems. Are there no honest and honourable people left in this country who are prepared to accept responsibility for their foolishness? How does one person value their life enough to take that of another in cold blood? Shameful to say the very least.

      Hans - 2011-12-08 07:31

      Spare a thought for the parents, now they will never have any closure. This is really awful for them.Justice will be served to them someday, they won't get away with it.

      Sharkshoot - 2011-12-08 08:47

      The ANC Mafia state makes all those Third Force activities in the 80's and 90's seem like an amateur era.

      Go - 2011-12-08 11:07

      and the plot thickens ........

  • Johncarlos ? Biza - 2011-12-07 22:13

    Just another day in 'sunny' South Africa. I'm not very patriotic of this place.

      Ian - 2011-12-07 22:28

      used to love this country, i still do but not the trash running it into the sewer

      Juan - 2011-12-08 06:37

      Indeed patriotism is something missing in this country. I spend quite a lot of time with the Americans and I can tell that there's still that sense of national pride in serving their country. Gives me the goose bumps. That's gonna pull them through tough times, like it always had.

      Spha - 2011-12-08 06:59

      @ John if you are not patriotic of this country then you are free to go no strings attached!!!!

      Cameronl - 2011-12-08 07:23

      @spha - thats exactly what people are doing and its a damn shame that so many are leaving, due to rediculous way our government is handling things!, does anyone really feel safe anymore? I sure as hell dont, I hate whats happening here in S.A and I am seriously considering leaving, BUT why should I even have to consider it in the first place, I ask you that!.....

      Jack - 2011-12-08 08:25

      Imagine what a lovely place South Africa would be without these folks. No crime, rape, murder, corruption, pollution, disease. No need for electric fences or high walls, simply leave your home without locking it.

      madsipho - 2011-12-08 09:12

      Its high time we South African citizens nationalise this bloody government who only care about themselve and their criminal activities, but never consider our safety, Bloody Agents!

      Johan - 2011-12-08 10:54

      @Mandy... And what exactly did you read into Jacks comment? "Imagine what a lovely place South Africa would be without these folks" I read it as what a lovely place SA would be without criminals and if you did not read it that way please explain your comment

  • Adam - 2011-12-07 22:14

    What annoys me most about myself is that I realized that I was not be surprised, shocked or dismayed. Am I becoming dumb to all this? Do I not care anymore?

      Adam - 2011-12-07 22:22

      Sorry, meant numb

      Werner - 2011-12-08 08:57

      A British journalist once wrote: "The truth is that corruption is now so prevalent that South Africans have lost their capacity to be shocked by it."

      Johnnys_Place - 2011-12-08 12:48

      @ Mandy... What would u know about SA, comming from the UK

      mastermindpete - 2011-12-08 12:56

      @Mandy - she cares not because she knows not what she talks about !!! Get your livberal ass from out of your butt and realise we as SA'ns are tired of the trash that run the country, ruin the country, and the fodder keep voting for these clowns, that is the problem. Education is bliss amongst the ignorant, why do you think in every failed African state, to stay in power the savage 'leedah' trashes health and education, to keep them dumb and make them promises they know will never be fulfilled.

  • Penny - 2011-12-07 22:32

    No bloody way! this oke is squirming like a worm on a hook and needs to have the book and noose thrown at him big time. He has accepted no responsibility for mowing down innocents and now trying to buy his way out. His mama (Mama Rose ? lauded on Oprah later charged with fraud)has a hand in this, bet ya!

  • Lynn - 2011-12-07 22:36

    This sound like a hit. My condolences to his family. What a sad loss.

      Sharon - 2011-12-08 08:39

      I am also sure it is a hit .......but from who??? jub jub or lawyer......RIP Sir may the good Lord watch over your family

      Malcolm - 2011-12-08 08:43

      Molemo "Jub Jub" Maarohonye and his co-accused Themba Tshabalala should undergo Polygraph tests to determine whether they know more than they are saying. Only then will the police know whether to pursue them for this cop murder or not.

      mastermindpete - 2011-12-08 12:58

      Of c ourse it was a hit - you can buy a hit in this country from some of the wannabe ganstas for as little as R5K - what a usless bunch of clowns and it starts at the top !!!! RIP sir from the SAPS, may your family find peace in justice !!!

  • LaurenWepener - 2011-12-07 22:50

    I feel for this young man's parents. I am sure they had hoped for me. Ju *whztever your name is and who ever you are supposed to be), lay it down and pay it foward, china. Your lies are not helping you. Your music claims a belief in the lord. Only when it suits you? Admit your fault. Your celebritu will not excuse your insobriety. You have to accept that your actions hurt others and now you have to pay the price.

  • Motho - 2011-12-08 00:31

    Something is strange is this case!

      ChrisAlexanderSAV - 2011-12-08 03:41

      yessiree

  • pws69 - 2011-12-08 01:12

    Condolences to his family. Very sad. The circumstances seem very suspicion.

  • Bob - 2011-12-08 02:57

    Condolences to this brave mans family and friends…! He gave his life fighting crime! It would give some relief to think that this was just a coincidence and that this detective was in the wrong place at the wrong time and that his killing was in no way associated to the Jub Jub case in anyway shape of form. However, it would be foolhardy to accept the above facts as being the case. This smacks of a revenge killing and a way to further silence this Detective in the Jub Jub case. I hope the police put every effort into this matter to catch the perpetrators and to charge ALL those behind this crime…!

      John - 2011-12-08 03:11

      Seems to me that life is getting cheaper by the day in SA. My sincere condolences to family and friends.

  • Deeteem - 2011-12-08 04:47

    Oh please, a blind man could see that this was a hit !!!

  • brionyl.french - 2011-12-08 05:35

    Sounds like a Hit to me... very weird that on Tuesday this cop suddenly gets taken out for no apparent reason.... He was murdered by someone Jub Jub paid

      Mlungisi - 2011-12-08 07:40

      I dont think so

      pjsawers - 2011-12-08 08:37

      @ mlungisi - Mlungisi in isixhosa means fix (well almost) - Bro, your parents certainly did not give you the right name! Maybe you should live up to your name and starting fixing problems not stirring the pot!

      madsipho - 2011-12-08 09:18

      @Mlungisi, We all know that you're number One Jub Jub fan but please save your energy for your man when he is singing inside Prison cells....

  • Tshivhombela Fhatuwani - 2011-12-08 06:16

    I am surprised why this case is still dragging on. On legal matters we call Jub Juband his co-accused suspects but in linguistics we cannot call them suspects because there is evidence. There are flaws on this case as the state is trying to overcharge the suspects with murder and culpable homicide would stand as a charge under this circumstances until the judiciary can amend this. They should've put Jub Jub and his co-accused on surveillance camera immediately after this hit and now I am affraid every crucial evidence is lost. They know that in squatter camps police officers are always persecuted and that would camouflage the lead. We cannot underestimate the treacherous nature of some police officers. How did they know that he was at the squatter camp and he did not have back up? Mexico here we come!

  • Tshivhombela Fhatuwani - 2011-12-08 06:17

    I am surprised why this case is still dragging on. On legal matters we call Jub Juband his co-accused suspects but in linguistics we cannot call them suspects because there is evidence. There are flaws on this case as the state is trying to overcharge the suspects with murder and culpable homicide would stand as a charge under this circumstances until the judiciary can amend this. They should've put Jub Jub and his co-accused on surveillance camera immediately after this hit and now I am affraid every crucial evidence is lost. They know that in squatter camps police officers are always persecuted and that would camouflage the lead. We cannot underestimate the treacherous nature of some police officers. How did they know that he was at the squatter camp and he did not have back up? Mexico here we come!

  • steven.m.armour - 2011-12-08 06:19

    Law is strange these days

  • Mlungisi - 2011-12-08 07:39

    WTF? there we go again........

  • Zillah.Nicolle - 2011-12-08 07:45

    He was taken out

  • msgasa - 2011-12-08 07:49

    This was Hit !! they wont get away with this

  • msgasa - 2011-12-08 07:51

    This was a Hit

  • Sharon - 2011-12-08 08:34

    Very suspect ..........was it Jub Jub or the lawyer???

  • madsipho - 2011-12-08 09:09

    I smell a dead rat here, Can the Magistrate please add another murder Police Muder case to Jub-Jub?

  • pal.mabelane - 2011-12-08 09:35

    This is just too coincidental for me...

  • Bobo - 2011-12-08 09:51

    This is the new South Africa ! 2011...By now even the Lions $h1t a bucket full when they see this looney lala rainbow people.

  • Michelle - 2011-12-08 09:56

    hullo - u dunno what the motive is - he's he main witness - clearly its a hit!!

  • Jackie - 2011-12-08 10:02

    Go to kepler 22 if you dont want to live here, just take me with

  • mr.louis.nel - 2011-12-08 10:04

    SA - what an easy place to commit murder!

  • kopano.raophala - 2011-12-08 10:06

    jub jub mafia now! lmao....u gotta luv it.

  • Rohin - 2011-12-08 10:23

    By all means if he gets off on this, I'd say mob justice will prevail. Let him choose which route he wants to go, he can't have everyone that's an inconvenience 'taken care' of.

  • Dorothea - 2011-12-08 10:28

    okay, so jub is now responsible for 6 deaths.... nice one

  • lasherza - 2011-12-08 10:44

    'The motive is still unknown' - Laughable ! These two racres must go to jail for a long time . Whether they were or were not under the influence they killed 4 innocent kids and should do hard time!!!

  • MoAfrika - 2011-12-08 11:56

    this is sad, im hurting deep inside, something just opened my heart, put a metal thing with sharp thorns...my word

  • Nandi - 2011-12-08 13:29

    Take note that the Jub Jub case is already past the stage of the State leading evidence - it cannot change anything really at the point where the trial is now - the investigating officer did everything he could already. My prayers go out to his family at this difficult time.

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