Jub Jub's lawyer delays trial

2011-05-23 09:42

Johannesburg - The trial of murder accused Molema Jub Jub Maarohanye and Themba Tshabalala was delayed in the Protea Magistrate's Court on Monday.

Defence lawyer Ike Motloung was running late, the court heard.

Wearing "Parents in Action" T-shirts, victims' relatives sat in the courtroom waiting for the trial to begin.

On Friday, the case was postponed to allow a metro police officer to testify about the two allegedly testing positive for alcohol and drugs after the accident.

Maarohanye and Tshabalala were allegedly drag-racing when one of their Mini Coopers ploughed into a group of schoolchildren on Mdlalose Drive, in Protea North, on March 8, last year.

Four children died in the accident and two others suffered severe injuries, including brain damage.

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

  • stofsuier - 2011-05-23 09:52

    It is time to charge the lawyers with contempt of court for delaying tactics and wasting taxpayers money.

      MetEishYa - 2011-05-23 09:58

      Agreed. The is happening far too frequently. It’s a blatant disregard for the judiciary, they should be charged with contempt or get their backsides throw into jail!!

      saabnut - 2011-05-23 10:01

      Regrettably, this is going to be yet another one that drags on, until eventually the case is dropped because the witnesses have literally died of old age. It is disgusting how 'our' judicial system is constantly manipulated by those wealthy enough to get themselves off the hook. Four children died, and these morons are walking free, INDEFINITELY!!!

  • thobsion.ANC - 2011-05-23 09:55

    Just lock these guyz up man....these morons don't know basic road rules. Do not drink, do drugs and drive. they drag race on a public road and consequently kill the kids. Just rot both of them to jail.

  • advurt - 2011-05-23 10:13

    Blame the judge for being such a coward - he should have sent the lawyer to jail for contempt.

  • Mr Mike - 2011-05-23 10:15

    This is sooo pathetic !!!

  • Slapper - 2011-05-23 10:16

    This guy will go to an Old Age Home before he goes to Prison. The Justice system eeds a swift kick.

  • MissRed - 2011-05-23 10:23

    HOPE, they are found guilty and that they will rot in jail!!!!

  • Kim kat - 2011-05-23 10:24

    Justice delayed is Justice denied.

  • Warslat - 2011-05-23 10:24

    Make the lawyer pay financially for his contempt for the courts...he'll pass the cost onto his clients. I bet Jub-Jub & co won't let it happen again.

  • Love/Hate - 2011-05-23 10:37

    Slegte MaseP***

  • duncan - 2011-05-23 10:39

    Jail the lawyer!!!!!!!!!!!

  • willieman - 2011-05-23 10:54

    Why during world cup we had people send to jail within a day or,why not now.It seems to me southafricans are not important.Where is the minister of justice ,busy fighting political wars?

  • ji - 2011-05-23 10:55

    African time ....

  • WhoGivesAshi - 2011-05-23 10:57

    Can`t we just kill them and get it over with?

  • AJ - 2011-05-23 11:16

    This is the 7th time in 13 appearances that this 'lawyer' has delayed this trial, arriving after relatives of the victims even. How this is continually tolerated is beyond me. Time to make an example.

  • kingkong - 2011-05-23 11:23

    they think with a little fame you can have carte blanche to do whatever you want and i think because there are no role models its a free for all eisch only in mzanze

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