Students plot Jub Jub’s downfall

2010-03-19 14:52

AS THE wait continued for news on hip-hop artist Molemo “Jub Jub”

Maarohanye’s bail, the best way to get attention from protesting students

outside the court was to take out a notebook.

Students were talking to journalists and sharing their plans for

increasingly brutal and gruesome punishments they would like to perpetuate on

Jub Jub for killing four school pupils in a drag racing accident.

“Jub Jub must stay in jail, if he comes out, we will burn him,”

said one student.

A classmate chimed in: “Jub Jub must get 25 years, 25 by 25 by 25

by 25.”

A third classmate chipped in and said Jub Jub must get a life

sentence. A fourth student interrupted, saying, “No! Execution. He must be


“And Themba too,” said the first student, referring to Jub Jub’s

co-accused, Themba Tshabalala.

The protests continued to draw media attention, including

journalists from international media such as the Associated Press and the BBC,

who were conducting interviews with eager students.

One of the AP journalists said his news wire agency was interested

in “anything that could affect the (Fifa Soccer) World Cup”.

The BBC journalist said the interest had been driven by the level

of community and student involvement. Meanwhile, photographers were sitting in

the shade, gossiping, waiting for more interesting picture opportunities.

The Protea Magistrates’ Court was expected to rule today if the

pair would get bail or not.

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