Jub Jub denies crashing into schoolchildren

2011-12-05 13:28

Johannesburg - Musician Molemo 'Jub Jub' Maarohanye told the Protea Magistrate's Court on Monday he was not friends with his co-accused Themba Tshabalala.

He said he merely knew him as someone who always brought his artist, whom he identified as Phumelele 'Bones' Vezi, to shows.

Maarohanye said he had met Bones and a friend Tumelo Mukoka on March 8 last year to discuss an event he was organising in Glenridge, near Protea Glen.

He said he was travelling with Mukoka to view sound equipment near a Chicken Licken outlet next to a BP garage in Protea North.

Maarohanye said he and Mukoka bumped into Tshabalala at a stop sign near the Casban liquor shop in Protea Glen. He offered to lead them to their destination, which they were struggling to find, as he was not familiar with the area.

Maarohanye told the court that as they were driving towards Protea North he heard a bang and hit a curb before blacking out. Maarohanye said he did not remember what happened thereafter.

He denied that his Mini Cooper crashed into a group of schoolchildren on that day. He said it hit a curb and a tree.

Maarohanye and Tshabalala are on trial for murder, attempted murder and driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

The Mini Coopers driven by the two allegedly crashed into a group of schoolchildren, killing four of them and seriously injuring two others.

They were allegedly racing along Mdlalose Street from Protea Glen to Protea North when the accident happened on March 8.

  • tabassum.walely - 2011-12-05 13:33

    WHAT A LOAD OF RUBBISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      tbooze - 2011-12-05 13:38

      Maybe ALIENS did it

      Go - 2011-12-05 13:39

      enough of this jerks cr@p, put the idiot in jail and get it over and done with now!! stop wasting tax payers money !!!

      tbooze - 2011-12-05 13:39

      or he was to HIGH to remember

      ivan.coetzee2 - 2011-12-05 13:53

      Kangaroo court for him , let mob justice settle this matter if he wants to waste courts time! Amnesia duh!

      ivan.coetzee2 - 2011-12-05 13:56

      And his mother was the scoundrel involved at Oprahs' school, seems it runs in the family, much like Hudge Hlope and his brat

      tbooze - 2011-12-05 14:22

      blame it on "The Italian Job "

      John - 2011-12-05 14:39

      He may get away with murder based on a lot of circumstantial evidence. The defense has been unable to get the only eye witness back for cross examination, there is no video footage as the person who alledges they took a video recording cannot be validated as the SIM card has been destroyed and the reconstruction expert also stuffed up in his evidence. Add to this the blood tests are inconclusive and have been questioned by the defense. Not looking good for the victums at the moment.

  • Pumlani - 2011-12-05 13:34

    Seriously????? Then I suppose the children that died were hit by an imaginary car. Come on guy....

      Mandla - 2011-12-05 13:47

      I don"t trust anything with a name starting with a "J". Julius, Jacob or Jub Jub

      Stephen - 2011-12-05 14:02

      @mandla, excellent.

      Grant - 2011-12-05 14:11


      Jannie - 2011-12-05 14:12

      maybe the tree fell on the children??????

  • Ham - 2011-12-05 13:34

    This chop has had almost a year to make up a story, and this is the best he can come up with?

      Shawn - 2011-12-05 13:37

      true pathetic can he be

  • Dorothea - 2011-12-05 13:34

    this coward cant even muster up the courage to tell the truth and give the victims' families some justice. disgusting mini coopper driving bling seeker.

  • hettiejwhiting - 2011-12-05 13:35


  • Jerolan - 2011-12-05 13:35

    you got to be joking!!!!!! I can see his nose getting bigger I hope the judge does not fall for this bull.

  • Omrisho - 2011-12-05 13:35

    yeah right pinocchio...

  • Ibhubesi - 2011-12-05 13:35

    This is ridiculous! Just lock him up!

  • Mart - 2011-12-05 13:35

    Come on Lady Justice...we are waiting for you make this mutant pay. He is proving beyond any reasonable doubt that he is 'not a man' so he can look forward to having a fine time in lockup! Perhaps he will find love for the first time in his life

  • SeeVeeDeeEl - 2011-12-05 13:36

    Unbelievable how they can lie and believe they can get away with it. On the other hand, this is the new SA. No wonder he is friends with Malema.

  • Theresa - 2011-12-05 13:36

    Ja, nè.Deny,deny,deny!Next he's going to claim amnesia.Watch this space...

  • Henry - 2011-12-05 13:37

    Dear Mr Jub Jub...your arrogance and total disregard for the law has landed you in this mess. You murdered 4 school kids and that's that. Now, you need to face the music (excuse the pun) in more ways than one. You and Mr Selebi should be locked up for good, preferably in the same cell, you murdering thieves. Oh, and your music is rubbish.

  • Philip - 2011-12-05 13:38

    All the guilty ones are either collapsing, got flue, and now passing out. What next?

  • Gregory Jurgens - 2011-12-05 13:38

    You killed those kids, now pay your debt and clear your conscience . Be a man FFS

  • Marion - 2011-12-05 13:39

    ... and I'm a virgin...

      stuart.steedman - 2011-12-05 13:41

      Sooo .... what you doing this Friday?

      Gregory - 2011-12-05 13:45

      How would we know you are or you aren't Marion lol??

  • Andre - 2011-12-05 13:40

    ....and the Easter bunny is married to Father Christmas!.... grow a spine, you did the crime do the time... next to your 'oupa' Sheik-Selebi-fall-itis!

  • Michelle - 2011-12-05 13:40

    He was so full of drugs and drink he THOUGHT he hit a tree, when in fact it was the children. This idiot needs to go straight to jail where I am sure some of the inmates will appreciate his pretty boy looks.

  • Shonny - 2011-12-05 13:43

    LIAR LIAR!!!!!

  • paulmandlankosi - 2011-12-05 13:44


  • Alan - 2011-12-05 13:44

    Hand him over to the mob.

  • Gregory - 2011-12-05 13:45

    Jub-Jub aaaaaaaaah, Jub-Jub eeeeeeeeeeeeeh. Best you stop stealing petrol from garages and leaving the attendants to foot the bill, and buy some vaseline and a few boxes of extra-strength condoms for your 'husbands' pretty-boy. Your a** is gonna be opened wide. Piece of crap. And I'll bet the court will adjourn until next year and he can spend some quality time with his loved ones, while the families face their 2nd holiday season without theirs.

      dino19 - 2011-12-05 14:57

      Stealing petrol?

  • Mashudu - 2011-12-05 13:46

    Jub Jub You can say that crap bcoz children who were killed are not urs. You and Your friend Killed those kids and you deserve to go to Jail.

  • Deon - 2011-12-05 13:46

    It sounds like a insurance story: "The tree jumped into the road and hit my car". Take responsibilty for a change.

  • Larry - 2011-12-05 13:48

    Oh please, give us a break. This guy should have been well settled into Jail by now. What a load of rubbish.

  • Chimene - 2011-12-05 13:48

    Really rubbish!! It's more than a year since it happened and he's not sentenced yet. That's why I like mob justice,it's fast and very helpful. Kill and move on.

  • leigh.windvogel - 2011-12-05 13:49

    Just lock the a$$ hole up

  • Chabie - 2011-12-05 13:49

    this case is taking long i think they both deserve a life sentence course the community is getting fedup when it comes to this issue we lost schoolkids who knew nothing///

  • nokuthandwa - 2011-12-05 13:51

    I'm angry by just reading this, I wonder how those children's families must be feeling. They deserve justice for their children who were MURDERED!

  • atomasicchio - 2011-12-05 13:51

    The devil made me do it...come on take responsibility!

  • Ian - 2011-12-05 13:53

    sound equipment near a chicken liken, what a stupid dronkgat druggie

  • Makaveli - 2011-12-05 13:53

    I think the judge should add extra 25 yrs for coming up with a dumb excuse like this one.

  • Marion - 2011-12-05 13:53

    This trial has dragged on long enough for him to figure out what life-threatening disease he can come up with to keep him out of jail. If he is found to be not guilty I hope the state appeals.

  • Dumisani - 2011-12-05 13:57

    if u cant lock him up for killin the kidz, lock him up for that pethetic lie!!!! sis ma

  • tiisetsotitim - 2011-12-05 13:57

    why is this case still dragging?would they by any chance not find them guilty?

  • Deeteem - 2011-12-05 13:58

    This is like reading a statement Big Mac !! Deny, deny, deny !!

  • fafpetzer - 2011-12-05 14:00

    Its a secret.... I deny it but in SA I Can keep secrets... ------- ---- ----- Did the act on --- ----. This guy needs a PK

  • Gavin - 2011-12-05 14:00

    Thou shalt not lie. Thou shalt not kill. F'in coward.

  • Alfred - 2011-12-05 14:01

    I blacked out, I don't remember what happened. But you know even though I was blacked out "probably from the drugs" I assure you I didn't hit any schools kids. Bull Sh1t, people must think judges are fools. If they get away with this then we might as well give up on the justice system.

  • MoAfrika - 2011-12-05 14:02

    could he still be high...this doesn't make sense, you don't know a person who volunteers to lead you somewhere just from meeting you by the stop sign???

      MoAfrika - 2011-12-05 14:04

      who stops to make friends or even chat on a stop street???

      Riëtte - 2011-12-05 14:18

      especially in Gauteng? My word, this guy must really think everyone is stupid.

  • leonie.drury - 2011-12-05 14:02

    What a waste of our time, this man is a low life who needs to spend his life behind bars. He robbed innocent children of their lives and needs to pay for it. He's not a role model, hes a scum bag who deserves to rot in jail...

  • Stephen - 2011-12-05 14:02

    The rich and famous don't go to jail, it's just for the poor.

  • fafpetzer - 2011-12-05 14:04

    "He said he was travelling with Mukoka to view sound equipment near a Chicken Licken outlet next to a BP garage in Protea North." Bahahaha, They were rushing to get some chicky

  • Michael - 2011-12-05 14:04

    He must just plead gultiy and pull a Selebi or a Schabir

  • Samantha - 2011-12-05 14:04

    OMG!!! i cannot believe they would come up with crap like this!!!!!- imagine those poor parents of the kids that died, they have to listen to this bull- their kids's lives mean nothing to this piece of trash, can they just finish this and put his ass behind bars where he belongs, - what a farce!

  • Nhlanhla - 2011-12-05 14:06

    lets all calm down wat happnd to Jub's can hapen to any1 its was an accident and m sure h didn't wake up with an intention to kill those children and again he was not alone wat if it is indeed Themba who drove into those kids

      Grant - 2011-12-05 14:16


      Marion - 2011-12-05 14:21

      As I recall those cars ended up side by side in the accident. The cops aren't all total twits. And it isn't an accident if you are engaged in an activity that goes against the law i.e. speeding / dicing / drugging call it what you like.

      Riëtte - 2011-12-05 14:21

      it doesn't matter, he didn't belong on the road with drugs and liquor in his system. he and his dicing buddy caused the accident that killed those poor kids, so no matter how you try to swing it, he is guilty and belongs is jail. If he wasn't drunk he wouldn't have diced, wouldn't have caused the accident and those kids wouln't be dead. Point.

      Mashudu - 2011-12-05 14:24

      the bottom line is Him and his friend killed those kids. We can't justify this. If they followed road law, this would not had happen. they are old ASS guy, so they must take responsibility.

      Feziwe Conjwa - 2011-12-05 14:32

      No one is denying this was an accident. The boy should the OWN up & show some remourse for killing those kids.

      Julia - 2011-12-05 14:48

      Oh come ON, Nhlanhla. Things like this don't happen to 'everyone'. 'Everyone' does not have a cocktail of extremely potent drugs and drink in them and then go drag racing. Obviously he did not set out with the intention of killing 4 schoolchildren, but the fact that he (and his non-friend) did, in fact kill them, was a direct result of his actions. He's a disgusting, corrupt liar with no conscience and deserves to go to jail for a very long time. Please don't support scum like him.

  • Heini - 2011-12-05 14:07

    Did it just take a grown man (and I use that term loosely) a few yrs to recant his statement?? WTF??

  • Rainbow - 2011-12-05 14:11

    Does this man even have a concience!

  • Riëtte - 2011-12-05 14:12

    The idiot can remember a tree and a curb before blacking out but can't remember the accident?? Who is he trying to BS?!?

      Marion - 2011-12-05 14:24

      Blacking out after you hit a curb and a tree? That means you totally lost control of your vehicle and what speed were you doing to actually black out from that kind of accident? Oh, you weren't wearing your seat belt either and hit your head...

  • Bavuyile - 2011-12-05 14:15

    serously this guy is sick and needs to be sent away. Now he is playing games and does not care about the poor families who lost their children.

      Mashudu - 2011-12-05 14:19

      He's heartless. Him and His family didn't even bother to send the condolences to the families of those kids.

  • Hennie - 2011-12-05 14:21

    Just lock them up and stop wasting time and money.