Lawyer wants Jub Jub co-accused acquitted

2012-07-18 18:11

Johannesburg - Musician Molemo "Jub Jub" Maarohanye's co-accused in their murder trial should be acquitted, the Protea Magistrate's Court heard on Wednesday.

Themba Tshabalala's lawyer Mlungiseleli Sovithi said the court had failed to prove his client was guilty beyond reasonable doubt.

"I call for the acquittal of my client Themba Tshabalala. If the evidence presented before a court cannot beyond reasonable doubt show that an accused is guilty, that person should be acquitted."

Sovithi said his client had shown remorse after the accident.

Tshabalala told the media previously that he was longing to apologise to the families of the deceased children, but he was afraid this would affect the trial's outcome.

Sovithi also criticised the evidence of eyewitnesses.

Ike Motloung, for Maarohanye, gave his closing arguments on Tuesday.

Maarohanye and Tshabalala face charges of murder, reckless or negligent driving, and driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

They were allegedly drag-racing on Mdlalose Street, Protea North in March 2010, when they crashed into a group of schoolchildren.

Four boys were killed and two were seriously injured.

The trial continues.

  • Squeegee - 2012-07-18 18:37

    I'm sure he does, but its not going to happen. He was racing, he is guilty. - 2012-07-18 19:52

      oh my word was jub jub the idiot racing alone?WTF all the dead school children should be more than enough proof for crying out loud. Wow these F@#ckers have a way of wriggling out of criminal charges, If Zuma can get away, then surely we will keep on denying and trying until we get away.

      christopher.columbus.3950178 - 2012-07-19 10:22

      He was in the car, and not at gun point!!! what more do you need beyond a reasonable doubt?

  • gieljam.gomtor - 2012-07-18 18:43

    This case has dragged on so long most cant recall what happened in any case so acquit all and save some taxpayers money .Sorry for those that had to take the loss.

  • des.cider - 2012-07-18 18:47

    This lawyer has a sense of humour and justice! If they acquit this git, and he walks free from court, he will not even make it to his car.

  • Dawn Campbell Gibson - 2012-07-18 18:56

    Let him walk, just make sure there is a clear shot as he leaves.

  • xsihewula1 - 2012-07-18 19:34

    If it ws an ordinary SA ctzn \accused\ is ws jst going to take a week and da whole case is finalised, nw we r dealing with Jub jub da case is dragging for more thn two years with our taxes at stake\some ppl r really enjyng dis freedom\

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