Expert to testify for Jub Jub

2012-05-30 08:31

Johannesburg - The murder trial of musician Molemo "Jub Jub" Maarohanye and his co-accused Themba Tshabalala continues in the Protea Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

On May 21, the court granted Maarohanye an application to call a video expert to testify, even though the State wanted the case against the musician closed.

"Everyone deserves a fair trial, therefore, the expert will testify on May 30 2012, at noon. The time is compromised because the court has an earlier engagement," Magistrate Brian Nemavhidi said at the time.

"I don't want this court to be leaning more towards the State."

Ike Motloung, for Maarohanye, earlier told the court: "The evidence I intend to lead should confirm or dispute that the recording is genuine and has not been tampered with."

"If it was tampered with, someone should get arrested," he said.

The case against Tshabalala was closed on May 21 when his defence counsel finished leading evidence and had no more witnesses to call.

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

They were allegedly racing their Mini Coopers when they crashed into a group of schoolchildren in Mdlalose Street, in Protea North, on March 8 2010. Four boys died and two were seriously injured.

  • Curry - 2012-05-30 08:35

    Let justice prevail.

      procold2 - 2012-05-30 08:54

      when are these little pr#cks going to go to jail, wasting time and money here.

      stanley.marries - 2012-05-30 12:05

      If u had children n dey were kild by drunken street races,u wudn't say dis. Hw da hell cn justice for such a clear case drag on for 2 years?

  • thokozane.maloka - 2012-05-30 08:53

    This case has been dragging on for too long. Everyone deserves a fair trial but as they say: Justice delayed is Justice denied.

  • Hopewell - 2012-05-30 09:02

    I've had just about enough of this protracted case,when are the families of the deceased going to get closure?

  • Shellerjc - 2012-05-30 09:03

    I said it then & I am saying it again - They will not be punished as some idiot will find a itty bitty loophole and they will be let off - Its how the justice in this country works - The more horrific the crime, the better chances of getting off scott-free.

      andrew.mackie.90 - 2012-05-30 09:58

      Not only a loophole but how much money is available for the defence to drag out the trial and find more witness coaches so as to confuse the courts.

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  • Fostina - 2012-05-30 09:37

    Over 2 full years and they still free...UNACCEPTABLE!!!!

  • Snazy.mntuwomntu - 2012-05-30 09:45

    This is BS thats all

  • Nompumelelo - 2012-05-30 09:47

    They must just rot in jail 4 wat they did

  • bernpm - 2012-05-30 17:39

    same as the old Motata judge, money decides the length of the trial and reduces the punishment

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