Nobody knows what I'm dealing with: Jub Jub

2011-12-05 14:45

Johannesburg - Musician Molemo "Jub Jub" Maarohanye denied on Monday that his car was the one that crashed into a group of schoolchildren in Protea North on March 8 last year.

"I did not hit anybody. When I hit the tree there was no one I had hit," he said in the Protea Magistrate's Court in response to questions from his lawyer Ike Motloung.

He and co-accused Themba Tshabalala face charges of murder, attempted murder, and driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

He said he was not aware that children had been killed until much later, when he was in a police van on his way to a police station in Dube and a passenger told him.

After a short break he had asked for to compose himself, he was asked why he had been crying. He said: "I asked for a break because I was emotionally overcome. When that accident took place, part of me died. It is a pity no one knows what I have to deal with - the insults, negative comments - I am really sorry about what happened on that day. I just happened to be part of it.

'I didn't kill anybody'

"I didn't plan it. This could have happened to anybody."

Referring to media reports that he had not apologised to the families, he said: "After so long I still haven't had the privilege of seeing the families as I was raised to do in such a case.

"I didn't kill anybody... my condolences to the families."

Maarohanye further denied that he was under the influence of alcohol and drugs, and that he had been racing.

He said his car hit a curb and a tree before he had a blackout and did not remember what happened.

His denial sparked anger among the families of the four children who were killed and two others who were seriously injured in the crash on Mdlalose Street.

"He's going to shit his pants, the kids were not killed by trees," a victim’s relative shouted from the public gallery.

Earlier Maarohanye told the court Tshabalala was not his friend and knew him through another artist signed on his record label.

  • tbooze - 2011-12-05 14:49

    lol he was crying and no one saw tears , i got a feeling this dude is still high .next time try Dagga its much better

      Ibhubesi - 2011-12-05 14:54

      Jail Time Now!!!! Enough of these people that think they are above the law, can run around, be involved in drugs and destroy lives. JAIL TIME FOR HIM! Enough is enough of this useless judicial system we have just wasting the tax payers money.

      tbooze - 2011-12-05 14:59

      no one seems to know who hit the kids ,this case is just a waste of tax payer money,

      John - 2011-12-05 15:19

      its to late for tears,what about what the parents of the kids you ran down have to deal with you dick.

      Rebel_without_a_cause - 2011-12-05 15:24

      Jub Jub, before you carry on with this emotional attempt to gather support, think of what the families of the victims are going through. Jub Jub, absolutely pathetic behavior!

      Grant - 2011-12-05 15:24

      Surely the cars would have been examined by forensic experts after the crash. They will be able to say whether the car hit a tree or kids. btw are there any trees along that strech of road? I used to work in Soweto some years back and trees were very few on the ground (pun not intended).

      Modefan - 2011-12-05 15:24

      of course we don't know what you have to deal with, we're not killers

      Breedlike - 2011-12-05 15:40

      Ahh shame, jub jub, here have a BULLET!

      Ann - 2011-12-05 15:49


      madsipho - 2011-12-05 16:38

      They must let him face Mob Justice than wasting Time and Tax Payers Money in this Kangaroo Court...

      peter.erasmus - 2011-12-05 16:39

      Don’t worry, the reason we don’t know what you going through is because we that have access to information (News24) have not murdered people. But where you going there are many people that will understand. :)

      Mannie777 - 2011-12-05 17:03

      Shame. Maybe his chommie Malema a.k.a "hero to zero" can go visit him - again - and lend a sholder to cry on?

      Merven - 2011-12-06 08:17

      Does this Juju idiot knows what the parents of the dead children must deal with?

  • Ham - 2011-12-05 14:49

    Shame man. He's going to collapse and be hospitalised any moment now.

      Dean Kenad - 2011-12-05 14:55

      Lol like the disease called shaikitis

      Jerolan - 2011-12-05 15:21

      first shaik, then jackie, now jub jub

      Ham - 2011-12-05 15:33

      Soon they will have a fourball.

      Sean - 2011-12-05 18:21

      Like they say in afrikaans `` spyt kom te laat `` ! Ihope that little arrogant wannabe superstar rots in jail !

      Monique - 2011-12-06 13:09 it! fourball...Selebi, Shaik, Jub Jub and Malema. Zuma will have to start his own, I'm sure he'll fill the other 3 spots very quick.

  • Lulama - 2011-12-05 14:50

    whatever! you are not the victim here so stop acting like one. It's funny how you dont remember anything. You piss me off

  • Jerolan - 2011-12-05 14:50

    Excuse me? What about the families of the children? Any idea what they are going through? Selfish b*****d You need to be sent to jail

  • Marion - 2011-12-05 14:52

    What a pity party !! Is anyone actually relating to the words of this song he is singing? Hope he is boycotted if he gets off and hope that those families get justice somehow for the lives of their children that were wiped out in one instant.

  • Dean Kenad - 2011-12-05 14:52

    Shame he is really really really surfering!!!!! Shame!!

      Dean Kenad - 2011-12-05 14:53

      Hes been through alot since that day. Part of him died.

      Rebel_without_a_cause - 2011-12-05 15:26

      "Part of him died." Obviously the only bit of humanity died. How pathetic!

      VOVO247 - 2011-12-06 11:36

      Part of him died... ya ne, thats what happens when you buy cut coke & only use one nostril you stupid D00$... dont be too bout the dead nose, rather worry bout the wellbeing of your ar$5h0le in jail... Papa wag...

  • Fenderbender - 2011-12-05 14:53

    If this guy walks, there is no hope in South Africa

      fargone - 2011-12-05 15:13

      I suspect that if this guy walks, there'll be no hope for him. The relatives of the deceased will have their way with him... The fact that he "blacked" out should be rather damning evidence... if he was sooo high he should not have been near a car let alone racing one.

  • ntsiki.mdeni - 2011-12-05 14:54

    Sorry to disappoint you man, but I know what you to deal with.. Prison!

      Bryan - 2011-12-05 15:18

      I hope he likes prison food...... and penis!

  • Bryan - 2011-12-05 14:55

    Jub jub.....Jou ma se soep!!!

  • Deon - 2011-12-05 14:56

    Earlier he said he passed out and don't know what happened. You are a liar, no wonder you have friends at the youth league.

      Sharon - 2011-12-05 15:08

      yEA ..........JUB JUB AND they think they sweet or something PRISON FOR U............U BARSTARD

  • PaasHaas - 2011-12-05 15:00

    Ja right, toss Tshabalala (your new ex friend) to the lions, he's nowhere near as famous as you are and he didnt get Nandos from Juju.

  • Mashudu - 2011-12-05 15:04

    JUB JUB Tears are nothing compared to the pain those families went Thru.

  • Moi - 2011-12-05 15:06

    Really? And what do you think it's like for the parents of those children, who everyday have to deal with the heartbreak of having lost a child because of two drunken, drugged up morons????? Get over yourself.

  • Steve - 2011-12-05 15:06

    Oh poor baby. You did the crime, idiot, now do the time. Do you have any idea what the parents of the dead children are going through?

  • Samantha - 2011-12-05 15:07

    and the Oscar goes to .....

      Anon - 2011-12-05 15:28

      We currently have three finalists, difficult choice :-)

  • Khangale - 2011-12-05 15:08

    our judicial system is up to sheet, how long this trial is gonna take place the know the man has commited crime lock him, let him pay for his seen

  • Samantha - 2011-12-05 15:10

    what you go thro? what about what those parents and families are going thro, have you even thought for 1 minute about them,-

  • Ian - 2011-12-05 15:12

    has he been admitted to a PRIVATE hospital with flu like symptoms yet, what a clown in the anc circus

  • Scooter - 2011-12-05 15:14

    Jubs its tough baba! may almighty bear with you baba! jah bless ja

  • Jos - 2011-12-05 15:14

    Start packing some vaseline boet. You are toast. So the kids just died on their own? 20 years without parole please.

  • Charles - 2011-12-05 15:15

    Its certainly difficult to remember in a state such as the one you were found in dear "J'. Some day you'll remember, you like it or not!!! Those darling souls were not lost for nothing nor in vain.

  • Call_Of_Muti_3 - 2011-12-05 15:16

    This idiot needs to be kneecapped, then dropped off at the scene of the accident, with a tyre around his neck and a box of matches.

  • Shirley - 2011-12-05 15:17

    Nobody knows what the victims families are going through!!! News flash a drug cocktail can make you black out! Also where do the blood work results showing drugs come from-the same aliens that knocked down the kids? You are a shameless, arrogent,self serving littlecrackehead who should spend the rest of your life in jail Lets make an example of how serious the law is on drunk driving by using him as the poster boy for what happens-30years and NO parole!

  • George - 2011-12-05 15:18

    JubJub............sorry you the weakest link.......chop... What did Amy late 4 you..... 4 ropes 4 u.........

  • leonie.drury - 2011-12-05 15:19

    Oh PUUHHLEASE! You selfish sick celebrity.. you think that you can just make this all go away - get real, you need to face the music! Although, even if you dont get your just sentencing now, it will come, I just hope you dont find yourself walking down a dark street at night, becasue the courts are failing so many of us these days, and your face is so familliar, people might take justice into their own hands...And if they dont, God will... so cry all you want, your tears dont fool us and they are nothing compared to the heartbreaking floods that pour from the eyes of those whose children you took from them...

  • Janice - 2011-12-05 15:20


  • Michele - 2011-12-05 15:20

    I think this bloke may have a serious drug and alcohol problem, the endless denials, no remorse for what he has done and no compassion ??? Tsk tsk my boy you are guilty as sin and you must take your hiding like a man.

  • Polotic - 2011-12-05 15:22

    Don't ask for sympathy. You made your bed, so sleep in it!!

  • NrGx - 2011-12-05 15:23

    go to jail! - there, you will find like minded individuals

  • Vuyolwethu - 2011-12-05 15:27

    He z contradicting himself, shame.

  • Mlungisi - 2011-12-05 15:28

    People lets not jump into conclusion, the case is still in progress, I believe Themba is next on stand, then after that there might be other witnesses to testify and lastly closing arguments. The judicial system is not to be blamed, this case is big in terms of witnesses, details and missing information. I surely bet at this stage the case overseers have not got clear direction to sentence the accused. Remember our law calls for rights to all parties - it's hard for families but lets have patience, eventually the court will get to the decision point.

      Shirley - 2011-12-05 15:34

      Please you have to be deaf,dumb and blind not to see what the verdict should be here. This is a waste of court time! What is most sickening is he has NO real remorse-only thinking of himself!

      NrGx - 2011-12-05 16:04

      Exactly - how many stories has J-J claimed now, just to prolong the while you are jumping INTO no conclusion, i shall formulate my own conclusion....GUILTY!

      Chum Scrubber - 2011-12-06 06:30

      Whatever the outcome Mlungisi, they are both guilty - the fact that only one of them hit the kids should not let the other off the hook. It was just fate who hit the kids, they were both part of the act though. I don't agree re the judicial system, it is so incredibly slow - I think its designed to make more money for lawyers, not justice.

      Sibongile - 2011-12-06 11:32

      no!no!no! Mlungisi no Patience killing enocent childrens if this happened to youe family you wii be Patience?????

  • Theresa - 2011-12-05 15:29

    First he denies any involvement in the accident (previous report).Then he says,"I am really sorry what happened on that day".He then says "I didn't kill anybody". What is he sorry for?He denies being under the influence of drugs and alcohol,but he forgets that his urine test was positive for a mixture of drugs and alcohol! Give him enough rope, he's already hanging himself..

  • Cina - 2011-12-05 15:30

    How many more are going to say sorry I don't know what happened I had a black out. So can the judge also please have and black out and commit them for murder in the 1st degree. This has been going on for to long now.

  • Gregory Jurgens - 2011-12-05 15:31

    We don't care what you going through, just hope whatever it is , it gets a lot worse.

  • Larry - 2011-12-05 15:36

    Put this clown behind bars and let us all move on.

  • Derk - 2011-12-05 15:41

    crocodile tears

  • Ian - 2011-12-05 15:41

    another criminal with flu like shaikalitis

  • Holden - 2011-12-05 15:42

    Being represented by Advocate Ike Motloung would also make me cry.

  • Trevor - 2011-12-05 15:44

    "part of me died that night " says something about your guilt there JUB JUB what about the actual 4 who died because of you, you prick

  • Angus - 2011-12-05 15:45

    As Grant says, surely the cops analyzed the cars and would have found proof of hitting either a tree or children! Or were the cops too high themselves to conduct a proper investigation and also ascertain if indeed JJ was under the influence?

      Marion - 2011-12-06 15:09

      What I do know is that an expert testified that the cars were doing over 100km on a road that didn't indicate a speed limit. Apparently the cars didn't collide and the one car seemed to only be damaged on the side. The other was pretty much a right off.

  • Bryan - 2011-12-05 15:46

    'Nobody knows what I have to deal with'...... Nobody cares you lying oxygen thief...!!!!

  • Ndivhuho - 2011-12-05 15:48

    its everyman for himself now as Jubjub tries to save himself. A spineless coward is all I see here. 4 kids died the least he could do was own up.

  • Sylvie - 2011-12-05 15:48

    Jub Jub may be going through hell, but what about the parents of these kids, what does he think losing their kids is doing to them? This is rather pathetic. It is so obvious that he is in the wrong. By dragging this case for so long, people lose sight of what and who caused these kids' death and tend to become less strict and more compassionate towards the accused. It's very selfish of him to say that people can't imagine what he is going through.

  • jannie.beirowski - 2011-12-05 15:50

    The fact that he does "not know" is no excuse. If not knowing the law is not accepted as an excuse for transgressing the law, this plea should not help him. His statement should be taken as admission of guilt that he was on such a drug-high that he did not know what he was doing.

  • Erich - 2011-12-05 15:50

    Of course we know what you have to deal with. Here is a short list: 1. Insurance is not going to pay for the damages to your car, 2. You are going to be convicted of a few serious offences, 3. Long term imprisonment is awaiting, 4. Civil claim likely from the parents of the deceased, 5. The end of your musical career. I think we are thoroughly aware of your problems.

  • Dumisani - 2011-12-05 15:51

    i think he is still high / drunk.

  • Henry - 2011-12-05 15:54

    Nobody cares what it is you had to deal with...what about the 4 families of those kids you murdered? Ever thought of what it is they're still dealing with? You selfish Prick!!!!

  • Kaizer - 2011-12-05 15:58

    FU. Hope you get aids in jail you pathetic subhuman POS

  • jruppersberg - 2011-12-05 15:59

    Someone please hand the idiot a jar of Vaseline! Driving 112Kph in a 60 zone high on drugs and now he's crying... Poephol.

  • Thozi - 2011-12-05 16:02

    Shame, he is now delusional. I suppose he is also going to say that he never laid a finger on his girlfriend-cum-wife?