Maarohanye seeks leave to appeal

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.

Musician Molemo "Jub Jub" Maarohanye is seen during the handing down of judgment in his murder trial at the Protea Magistrate's Court in Soweto. File photo: Werner Beukes. Credit: SAPA

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