Families gather for Jub Jub sentencing

2012-12-05 10:35

Johannesburg - Family members of the schoolchildren killed and injured in the car crash involving musician Molemo Jub Jub Maarohanye were in court as his sentencing got under way on Wednesday morning.

Courtroom six of the Protea Magistrate's Court in Soweto began filling up ahead of the sentencing of Maarohanye and co-accused Themba Tshabalala.

Family members were seen wearing white golf T-shirts with the names of the children involved in the crash.


On October 16, the court found Maarohanye and Tshabalala guilty on four counts of murder and two of attempted murder, using drugs, racing on a public road, and driving under the influence of drugs.

They were drag-racing in Protea North on March 8, 2010 when they crashed into a group of schoolboys.

Prince Mohube, Mlungisi Cwayi, Andile Mthombeni, and Phomello Masemola, were killed. Frank Mlambo and Fumani Mushwana were left permanently brain damaged.

Maarohanye and Tshabalala were denied bail after judgment was handed down.

Maarohanye approached the South Gauteng High Court on 7 November against the decision to have his bail revoked. The court ruled against the musician.

On Friday, attorney Rudi Krause, for Maarohanye, applied for a postponement, saying he was recently appointed and did not have enough time to prepare his pre-sentencing report.

  • winifred.watson.9 - 2012-12-05 10:45

    I hope that they put him and his co accused away for a long long time. In that they lied and lied then blaming each other and showed absolutely no remorse. Jub Jub believed because he was a celebrity he could get away with it. Jub Jub whilst you sitting behind bars enjoying your xmas lunch, a thought for those families of the dead children, just think how they are feeling.

      Desi Moodley - 2012-12-05 10:58

      Death Sentence!!!!

      mahlodidavid.morudu - 2012-12-05 12:19

      In south Africa when u hv money it seems like u may kill people n be arrested afer long time if jub jub was an ordinary person, he might been in jail long ago.atleast families of victims gona feel better let him be a real prisoner.

  • sthembiso.jali.50 - 2012-12-05 10:46

    Now im starting to feel sorry for this boy. I mean he realy had to learn the hard way.

      vambozha.mutemi.9 - 2012-12-05 11:16

      he must be sent to prison though for a very long long time sthembiso...

  • mable.jacobs.90 - 2012-12-05 10:57

    Die poppe sal dans

  • eland.snitbul - 2012-12-05 10:57

    Glad this is over now.. I wonder if they will stay remain friends if they were to be sent to the same jail... after blaming each other... might be a tough time for the celeb in jail though...

      vambozha.mutemi.9 - 2012-12-05 11:24

      they will be like Scofield and T-Bag in Prison Break

  • christina.setloboko - 2012-12-05 10:59

    this is one case that went for far too long, wish they sentence them and get it done with it. next.

  • michelle.marshall.3158652 - 2012-12-05 11:09

    time to pay the piper!

  • Patricism - 2012-12-05 11:10

    It could happen to anyone.

      shengeboy - 2012-12-05 13:05

      yes it could happen to any1.but this would have been avoided if he wasnt on drugs.i still maintain,lets stop taking drugs!!!!!!!!

  • kholeka.nkabinde1 - 2012-12-05 11:56

    this case must come to an and nw its enough for the families,abavalelwe kuphele sizwile nd let the children rest in peace pls

  • ethel.kehumileng - 2012-12-05 11:59

    I feel shame to you guys , but i cant do nothing.Sorry good felas

  • ziso.maziso - 2012-12-05 12:12

    @Patricism- Taking drugs and driving at insane speeds in densely populated residential area cannot just "happen to anyone". Where's the sense of taking responsibility and being remorseful? Is that what you do in Jupiter?

  • bruce.patcha - 2012-12-05 12:55

    i mean how many of us have had that one night when we drank to much and dident remember getting home (hey)i could have been u too

  • sello.james - 2012-12-05 13:03

    I feel sorry for jub jub and his co-accused themba tshabalala as what happened could happen to anyone. Accidents happen anywhere anytime with or without being under the influence of drugs!

      xoli.xuma - 2012-12-05 14:00

      lets be more careful on the roads, its a lesson for all of us.

  • malekutu.katlego - 2012-12-05 15:45

    i think that every 1 deserve a 2cnd chance but killng is nevr right dispate the circumstances i edge that the court may impose a sentence that wil set an example that we al responsble 4 our actions its high time that the south african law shows that it is stil supreme and no person its above it i think eguality should be considerd

  • tshegofatso.ramorola - 2012-12-05 17:41

    Sorry Dude

  • tshegofatso.ramorola - 2012-12-05 17:42

    Sorry Dude.

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