No legal aid for Jub Jub
Johannesburg - A legal aid lawyer will not be appointed to represent musician Molemo "Jub Jub" Maarohanye in his murder trial, Legal Aid SA said on Thursday.
Spokesperson Mpho Phasha said Maarohanye visited the Legal Aid SA Dobsonville Justice Centre on September 7, but did not complete the application process.
"Therefore no legal aid application was received for consideration."
Last month, the trial was postponed by the Protea Magistrate's Court in Soweto because Maarohanye had financial problems and was not able to pay his defence lawyer Ike Motloung.
Motloung told the court he would withdraw from the case if Maarohanye could not pay his legal fees.
Maarohanye and co-accused Themba Tshabalala face charges of murder, attempted murder and driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
The two were allegedly drag racing when one of their Mini Coopers ploughed into a group of schoolchildren in Mdlalose Street, Protea North.
Four boys were killed. Two others suffered severe injuries, including brain damage.
The trial resumes on October 10.