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Witness tells of Jub Jub video

2011-05-25 11:22

Johannesburg - A witness who recorded a video of murder-accused Molema Jub Jub Maarohanye and Themba Tshabalala testified in the Protea Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

Ntokozo Mahlangu, 18, told the court she was standing on the corner of Mdlalose Street with her friends when she saw the two men racing.

She said two cars were driving parallel to each other. That was when she took out her cellphone and started filming.

Mahlangu said she recognised Jub Jub as one of the drivers.

She gave a copy of the video to an unidentified journalist the night of the accident. Police received the video in July last year.

Maarohanya and Tshabalala face charges of murder and attempted murder and driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

They were allegedly drag-racing when one of their Mini Coopers ploughed into a group of schoolchildren on Mdlalose Drive in Protea North on March 8 last year.

Four children died in the accident and two others suffered severe injuries, including brain damage.

Comments
  • Pixie1984 - 2011-05-25 11:29

    Video proof doesn't lie. Kick the child killing scumbags into jail.

      Lekabisto - 2011-05-25 11:49

      I would not bet on it, with the SA corrupt justice system they are bound to walk free even with Video proof all thanks to their corrupt ANC buddies, they should have let street justice prevail on this one when the other kids were vaying for their blood.

      King Solomon - 2011-05-25 11:53

      If they belong to the ANC they will get off.

      Thangy - 2011-05-25 12:04

      Ok, the cars were driving parallel to each other, could argue that one was overtaking the other, happens all the time (keep left pass right) on every road, that is not evidence

      Bellakanoose - 2011-05-25 12:16

      @Thangy you're so stupid! Did you vote ANC perhaps?

      wattalotokak - 2011-05-25 13:01

      @Thangy: ...... then I wonder if there are SOLID LINES between the outgoing and incoming traffic...!

  • Trextoo - 2011-05-25 11:29

    Whether or not they were under the influence of drugs, the fact remains that they caused death and injury... more than sufficient reason for them to be locked up!

  • DeonL - 2011-05-25 11:32

    Now they are fried.

      zulufox - 2011-05-25 12:15

      this is one of the most powerful evidence the defence has... I hope they use it optimally to convict there hoodlums!

      zulufox - 2011-05-25 12:15

      I meant the PROSECUTION ...

      DeonL - 2011-05-25 12:26

      Yes Zulufox, I just hope theire "privacy" was not invaded by filming them, or so his team could argue

      zulufox - 2011-05-25 12:29

      @DeonL, from what I gather, they were racing on public roads, that in itself throws away the privacy argument. I really hope these guys fry for what they did because even a pre-school kid will tell you that these guys are guilty, without much 'deliberation' ... People drive very badly out there and if these guys aren't made to pay for what they did, this will continue and more ppl will die as a result...

  • tut - 2011-05-25 11:34

    Tired of this story. Lock up this murdering trash and allow justice to prevail. My heart goes out to the families of those poor children that have to sit and listen to the daily bullsh#t from parasitic defense lawyers when we all know that this friend of Malema is as guilty as hell!

  • Craig - 2011-05-25 11:35

    At last the cell phone video is doing some good and for some sex scandal... Throw them in jail and then throw the key w=away... Bring back the DEATH penalty...

  • michaelph - 2011-05-25 11:41

    why is there even a trial? Regardless of whatever they took they have killed children!! What kind of a scumbag lawyer would try to get them off for that? Makes you wonder about our justice system

      BAH - 2011-05-25 12:47

      That is the reality of defence lawyers. They could not give a rats ass if he fries or not or if he is guilty as sin. It is just that if he gets them lighter sentences his name gets bigger in the industry and other scumbags will pay him sackloads of money to represent them. If he gets them off completely imagine how his career will skyrocket. They will stand que outside his office! I hope they get what they deserve. They do not think about their client, it is about the result and what he can gain by it. It is just life.

  • Martin-John - 2011-05-25 11:45

    would love to hear the defence attorneys cross examination later today..... Would most probably bring up something to get this video out of evidence

      DeonL - 2011-05-25 12:41

      Yes, it was probably an invasion of theire privacy!

      Sue - 2011-05-25 12:42

      That is so obvius. 1. She didn't get police permission to video the crime scene. 2. She has no proof that the phone belongs to her. 3. she cant prove that she was actually there and look the video. 4 she is not a professional. 5. Jub Jub didnt want to pay her so now this is revenge. I'm sure that at least one of this type of stupid reasons will be brought up. And worst of all it willbe valid. Their legs should have been chopped off at the crime scene.

  • FAH-Q - 2011-05-25 11:46

    I don't understand how this can be taking so long. They killed people and it has been proven. What more do they need to talk about. To the gallows with both of them.

  • Mike - 2011-05-25 11:50

    Watch...Judge/defence will find the video not admissible as evidence. Watch!

  • farmworker - 2011-05-25 11:51

    Another one of those dragging cases. Jub Jub Jail is awaiting you, thanks our independent Judiciary System

  • IVV - 2011-05-25 11:53

    Death penalty, please.

  • Kristy - 2011-05-25 12:00

    All i can say is that if these two pigs end up not serving any time for what they did - best they watch there backs as i doubt wether the familes would just let it go. Even when you see them on the news, there is no sense of shame what so ever.

      ANC Ancestor - 2011-05-25 12:19

      Those pigs better pray they go to jail. If they are released the families of those poor children aren't gonna leave it there. Jub Jub's life expectancy would be measured in minutes if he walks out of there.

  • John - 2011-05-25 12:02

    This should be and open and shut case, simple. two cars of the same calibre smashed, dead kids, traces of drugs found on the perps, eye witness, skids marks.. what is there to argue about. this whackhead jub needs to take it like a man and own up. but then again, he is a little pussy a far cry from a real rapper...

      NAPALMSA - 2011-05-25 12:15

      true dat, we all pay for our actions and they shud not get way with that.

      Johnny - 2011-05-25 12:29

      these two morons caused the premature death of young lives through irresponsible acts, i dont understand why this case is dragging on.

  • americist___ - 2011-05-25 12:26

    Fry Jub Jub!!!!

  • RobinHood - 2011-05-25 12:52

    WHY IS THIS TAKING SO LONG?? I am paying

  • Bellakanoose - 2011-05-25 12:54

    The fact that Jub Jub actually got a trial is beyond me! He should have been sentenced in the streets!

  • ChrisW - 2011-05-25 13:04

    Sad thing is they cannot just admit their error and apologise to the families. The SA value system, just deny it and it will go away. However, not this time me thinks.

  • Dorsy7 - 2011-05-25 13:55

    Our justice system is NOT corrupt, in fact I think we may have the best judiciary in Africa. All courts (worldwide) operate on evidence. If there is no substantial evidence to convict someone the judge can't base his judgement on how s/he feels about the matter. The state has to prove its case BEYOND REASONABLE DOUBT, whereas the accused may only prove his case on a balance of probabilities. Thus, we can't blame the judge if our police are not effective in collecting tangible evidence. Criminals go free because our police have no clue how the justice system works. I have been in an accident (2008) where my details were recorded as "male and 45yrs old". I am female and at the time was only 28yrs old, if this matter had to go to court I could actually deny being at the scene. @Sue, for the record no one needs permission from the police to record a crime. Would you call 10111 if your child was assaulted to get permission to record instead of obtaining a crucial piece of evidence? Get real.

  • Papsak - 2011-05-25 14:32

    Guys we always bitch about the rule of law. This is it. We must accept it even when we don't agree with it. If we want anarchy...

  • bosstress - 2011-05-25 15:25

    This is not right.... Y is this trial taking so long?

  • Irvine - 2011-05-27 12:26

    @Lekabisto - Amen! You are right on the money there! Besides, even if they are convicted and sent to prison, why should the taxpayer foot the bill for them to receive accommodation and meals? Time to start setting an example to everyone in this country...1) people need to THINK about the possible consequences of their actions BEFORE they do the stupid and 2) when you make a mistake, have enough integrity and values to admit it and apologise to those you have wronged! These 2 are prime examples of the ROT in this country!

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