Jub Jub back in court

2010-12-15 08:43

Dressed to the nines, hip-hop musician Molemo “Jub Jub” Maarohanye arrived at the Protea Magistrates Court today as his murder trial continues.

Wearing a grey suit with a black shirt and tie, he was accompanied by his singer girlfriend Kelly Khumalo.

He entered the courtroom amid the bustle of a group of photographers and cameramen.

His co-accused Themba Tshabalala arrived in court dressed in a gold-coloured blazer.

The pair face 10 charges including murder and driving under the influence of drugs, following an accident which killed four schoolchildren in Soweto earlier this year.

The pair’s trial started on Monday with the State calling accident scene investigator Penelope Charmaine Shivambu and metro police officer Gideon Maseko.

Shivambu testified Jub Jub had been driving on the wrong side of the road and veered into the left lane to avoid an oncoming car, allegedly while racing with Tshabalala.

She testified that witnesses saw the two men racing their Mini Coopers before they collided with a group of children walking home from school. In statements witnesses said the two cars crashed into each other before they struck the children.

Jub Jub has pleaded not guilty to the 10 charges against him.

The two face four counts of murder with alternate charges of culpable homicide, two counts of attempted murder with an alternate charge of reckless or negligent driving, use of drugs – mainly cocaine and morphine – and driving while under the influence of drugs.

They are also charged with failure to ascertain the extent of the injuries caused by the accident.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.