Court fills up for Jub Jub sentencing

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Molemo 'Jub Jub' Maarohanye and Themba Tshabalala. File photo.

Johannesburg - The Protea Magistrate's Court was filling up on Friday morning ahead of the sentencing of Molemo “Jub Jub” Maarohanye and Themba Tshabalala.

Photographers and TV cameramen were set up in courtroom six ahead of proceedings.

Maarohanye was wearing a white collared shirt with blue jeans and Tshabalala was wearing a blue and red striped shirt, blue jeans and black jacket.

Police officers were sitting at the door to keep an eye on people entering.

On October 16, Magistrate Brian Nemavhidi found Maarohanye and Tshabalala guilty on four counts of murder, two of attempted murder, of using drugs, racing on a public road, and driving under the influence of drugs.

Maarohanye and Tshabalala were drag-racing in Protea North on March 8, 2010 when they crashed into a group of schoolboys.

Prince Mohube, Mlungisi Cwayi, Andile Mthombeni, and Phomello Masemola, were killed. Frank Mlambo and Fumani Mushwana were left permanently brain damaged.

Nemavhidi denied bail to Maarohanye and Tshabalala.

Maarohanye approached the High Court in Johannesburg on November 7 against the decision to have his bail revoked. The court ruled against the musician.

Family of the school children were seated in the public gallery. Some were wearing t-shirts with the slogan “Parents in Action” -a group against drag-racing and driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

Family and friends of Maarohanye were also present in court.

Maarohanye recently appointed a new lawyer, Rudi Krause, to deal with the sentencing procedure.

A few school children were also in court wearing their school uniform. - Sapa


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