Johannesburg - An application by musician Molemo “Jub Jub” Maarohanye for leave to appeal his 20-year sentence for murder and attempted murder will be heard in the Protea Magistrate's Court, in Soweto, on Thursday.

Maarohanye and his co-accused Themba Tshabalala were each sentenced on December 5 to 20 years in jail for murder, four years for attempted murder, and a year each on counts of use of drugs, driving under the influence of drugs and racing on a public road. The sentences were to run concurrently.

They 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.

They were found guilty on October 16, and on November 7, the High Court in Johannesburg rejected an appeal by Maarohanye against the decision to revoke his bail. - Sapa