Jub Jub makes second appeal

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Copy of cd 3 jub INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS Molemo "Jub Jub" Maarohanye File picture: Boxer Ngwenya


Johannesburg - Convicted killers hip hop artist Molemo “Jub Jub” Maarohanye and Themba Tshabalala's latest appeal against their convictions was underway by noon on Thursday in the High Court in Johannesburg.

“They, being the two applicants Molemo Maarohanye and Themba Tshabalala, are appealing their convictions and sentences,” National Prosecuting Authority spokeswoman Phindi Louw said.

“I can confirm that the NPA is opposing the application.”

They were found guilty of murder, attempted murder, driving under the influence of drugs, and racing on a public road by the Protea Magistrate's Court, Soweto, on October 16, 2012.

They crashed their Mini Coopers into a group of schoolboys in Protea North, Soweto, on March 8, 2010. Four boys were killed in the crash, and two were left permanently brain damaged.

Both men were sentenced on December 5, 2012, to 20 years imprisonment for murder and four years for attempted murder.

For use of drugs, driving under the influence of drugs, and racing on a public road, they got a year for each count.

Their previous appeal was dismissed in February 2013. - Sapa

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