Well-dressed Jub Jub in court

2011-06-22 11:13

Johannesburg - Cross-examination of a police officer who copied a cellphone video, showing Molemo "Jub Jub" Maarohanye and Temba Tshabalala allegedly drag racing, onto a DVD, continued in the Protea Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

Following a request from State prosecutor Raymond Mathenjwa on Tuesday, Magistrate Brian Nemabidi ordered that the man not be identified for "security reasons".

The officer is from the crime intelligence cyber unit.

Proceedings were adjourned early on Tuesday for files containing information of his making the DVD to be brought to court.

Maarohanye's lawyer Ike Motloung accused the witness of "speaking in circles" and also questioned if the speed of a video could be altered.

In Tuesday's cross-examination, he accused the officer of "lying" and "playing games".

"You never thought I'd ask for the file," Motloung said.

Well-dressed accused

The footage belongs to an 18-year-old witness testifying against the two men. Ntokozo Mahlangu previously said she refused to give the defence her cellphone's memory card, as it had private data on it.

Sitting in the dock on Wednesday, Maarohanye and Tshabalala, both well-dressed, put their heads down and closed their eyes from time to time.

The pair face charges of murder, attempted murder and driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

They were allegedly drag-racing when one of their Mini Coopers ploughed into a group of school children in Mdlalose Street, in Protea North, on March 8 last year.

Four children were killed and two others suffered severe injuries, including brain damage.

  • Daemos1 - 2011-06-22 11:21

    what's the relevance of how he was dressed? He's a recording artist and an a $ $ hole of course he was dressed well

      tut - 2011-06-22 12:23

      Dressed to kill

      biskit - 2011-06-22 12:50

      He should be dressed in a Orange Suit to match those in Tjokkie

      1stcase - 2011-06-22 13:22

      How he dresses will have a bearing on the sentence he might get if found guilty. Judges take note of defenders behaviour in court room. Look at it another way, he JUB JUB is a recording artist he was involved in an accident which caused the lives of four school children.(POOR CHILDREN) two of these other children will not have normal lives anymore. If found guilty or nor what type of impression is he leaving on his (FANS) target market group. He comes across as arrogant, if he had a good manager or lawyer he would have been advice to tone down his appearance. BE MORE RESPECTFUL

  • americist___ - 2011-06-22 11:23

    Fry Jub Jub!!

      Currie_Mafia - 2011-06-22 11:42

      hehehe...he's jailbait..

      Mishka - 2011-06-22 14:56

      Yes Currie_Mafia - he will be. He is a very nice looking young guy and prisoners will do him no favors.......

  • morentebo - 2011-06-22 11:23

    when is this man going to Jail?, when he's 50, they keep on postponing the case even though they have evidence If he'd ran over their kids he'd be sentenced by now for life SIES MAN

      paulf - 2011-06-22 11:26

      Don't forget malema visited him in jail before.

      senkgisha - 2011-06-22 11:38

      welcome to democratic country where money would set you free...USA and uk's systems!!! The law is here tooppress the poor whovoted for the same demo-crazy!!!

      morentebo - 2011-06-22 11:44

      No wonder there's mob justice, the community suffers while the criminals are free or in jail eating English breakfast, pap & fleis for supper, while the victims go to bed hungry

  • paulf - 2011-06-22 11:25

    Is this case still carrying on? I thought they were behind bars already. I think they will be a lot safer behind bars as the mob want justice.

  • Blaq - 2011-06-22 11:29

    I apeal to you news 24 to publish the anthon Tropoli story, so that we can guage a reaction from our comentators here.

      Kpt_Keyboard - 2011-06-22 11:38

      Her name is Ms Ann!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Ben - 2011-06-22 11:39

      who's he?

      senkgisha - 2011-06-22 11:44

      We are patiently waiting!!!

      DeonL - 2011-06-22 12:27

      It is old news now.

  • Nawe - 2011-06-22 11:31

    One would swear Jub Jub's car is the only one that mualed those kids...

      zulufox - 2011-06-22 11:35

      does it really matter whose other car was involved... come on, don't be like this...

  • ice cream - 2011-06-22 11:41

    im tired of dis case it must come to end now

  • Enigma - 2011-06-22 11:42

    This is now boring!!!! Just get on with the sentencing already or should we take them out ourselves or use vigilanteesm on them?

  • Pascal86 - 2011-06-22 11:47

    Yeah, "Well-dressed" is completely unnecessary. BAD Sub Editing. This case will be a watershed in SA justice - if he gets off lightly, it will prove to all South Africans that people who have money are less subject to the law than poorer people.

  • jakes - 2011-06-22 11:54

    If this punk walks the mob justice system will make sure he pays for his deeds!!!!! Eina Jub Jub, rather tell your wannabe clever lawyers you want to go to jail!!!!

  • Ryan77 - 2011-06-22 11:54

    How long must this still go on? JuJu, be a man and admit that YOU KILLED THE KIDS !! Once again, there goes more of our tax money......

      Thor - 2011-06-22 12:02

      Agree a real man would have faced the music.

  • Roundana - 2011-06-22 12:08

    I would have thought if the cops catch you red handed in a fatal accident caused by yourself, you are guilty as evidence is there infront of you, maybe I am wrong.

  • GT - 2011-06-22 12:08

    Lawyer seems to be clutching at straws, to the point of calling all the eyewitnesses and the video fake and made up.

  • maseratifitt - 2011-06-22 12:14

    A well dressed druggie and killer of school children. So what?

  • sosm1 - 2011-06-22 12:31

    in SA if you got money, the case will deliberately drag-on even if there's concrete evidence to also have a right to demand a 5-star prison & once prosecuted you're entitled for a sick this a democracy we've voted for?, i think it's now a demonstration-of-craze

  • Nawe - 2011-06-22 12:31

    @ Zulufoxx & rest of the guys What happened there as an accident! The mere fact fact that these guys were high on drugs & alcohol validates that they must face the full might of the law. But lets not only velify Jub jub Alone. The media needs to pays alot more attention to this Themba Character, Why he is immune to the media attacks?....

      1stcase - 2011-06-22 13:09

      Themba who?????,his name doesnt mean anything but JUB JUB, he wanted to be a household name.He has achieved that. The guy is A celebraty, public figure "VIP". - 2011-06-22 16:17

      That was no accident!! Those two idiots were (according to you) high and drunk, and (according to me) arrogant and willful, therefore what happened was not an "accident". The slaughter of those children cound have been avoided if the two idiots (and too many people like them) had behavaed in a responsible manner.

  • Sam - 2011-06-22 12:39


      Sparkling - 2011-06-22 12:53

      Sam, the keyboard bothering you? Switch of before the boss comes back

      Sparkling - 2011-06-22 12:54


  • WhoGivesAshi - 2011-06-22 12:41

    Throw that useless piece of trash in jail and get it over and done with.

  • Pragmatist - 2011-06-22 12:52

    The arrogance of these people sickens me...

  • LilGhettoBoy - 2011-06-22 12:56

    Molemo and Malema are friends.

      HEALyourself - 2011-06-22 13:06

      Jub Jub and Ju Ju are friends.

  • LilGhettoBoy - 2011-06-22 12:57

    Jub Jub and Juju are friends

  • Motla Lepule(Auds) - 2011-06-22 13:07

    Can Jub Jub go to jail already????They are wasting our hard earned tax payers money by dragging this out. Justice must prevail.

  • Gadafi007 - 2011-06-22 13:42

    yeah bling A$$ ,dress to kill while you still can ,once the law has taken it's course you will be wearing an orange tuxedo jou moegoe

  • Nawe - 2011-06-22 14:11

    @1stcase Celebrities are people like me & you. Jub Jub is not the 1st celeb to crash. What happened to Mandosa? What happened to Doc Khumalo? in all these cases famalies lost their loved ones & our celebrities continued with life like nothing happened. I think it's only fair Jub Shares a cell with Doc 16V & Mandosa....

  • Amera - 2011-06-22 14:18

    I say the state should take its time to conclude this case, rather than these two going free because due process was not followed. Slowlee slowlee catchee monkey...

  • Susannomore - 2011-06-22 14:41

    This man contributed towards the death of 4 children and completly ruined the lives of 2 others, not to mention the families involved, and News24 considers it appropriate to talk about their CLOTHING!!!!!!!! WTF?????

  • I Are Bender - 2011-06-22 14:51

    Jub Jub will be singing jailhouse rock soon.

  • - 2011-06-22 16:13

    If Jub Jub is well-off enough to get dressed up for court, he's wealthy enough to pay compensation to the families of the dead and injured children. I hope they (literally) sue the pants off him. What the families need is a civil lawyer who can strip him (and his genius friend) naked.

  • dotty_01 - 2011-06-23 07:29

    typical bling-obsessed new south african. always got to look smart regardless of the circumstances. i see this type of person on the roads everyday - it make my skin crawl. rich black men showing off in their fast flashy cars, blatantly unable to control their vehicles at high speeds. they should really take this one step at a time - i know that it is in their nature to be consumers, but it is so crass.

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