Jub Jub no longer lawyerless
Molemo “Jub Jub” Maarohanye did not have to represent himself during his bail application today despite offering to do so in a desperate attempt to stay out of jail.
This comes after Maarohanye and his co-accused, Themba Tshabalala, were found guilty on four counts of murder, two counts of attempted murder, driving under the influence of drugs and racing on a public road.
Four schoolchildren were killed when Maarohanye and Tshabalala ploughed their Mini Coopers into them on Mdlalose Street in Protea North in March 2010 while racing each other.
Jub Jub’s legal representative, one Mr Mabaso, excused himself after the guilty verdict was delivered earlier today.
No one would provide Mabaso’s first name because he was apparently standing in for Jub Jub’s lawyer, Ike Motloung.
Motloung told City Press reporter Charl du Plessis he was no longer representing Jub Jub because he had “no further instructions” beyond the judgment.
In a desperate attempt to stay out of jail, Jub Jub said he would represent himself.
But Magistrate Brian Nemavhidi wouldn’t allow it, saying he could not allow the court “to allow him to be a sacrificial lamb on a matter of this magnitude all by himself”.
Following an adjournment to find a new lawyer, Jub Jub was represented by Victor Mashale during his bail application this afternoon.
During his bail application, Tshabalala said he was the sole breadwinner and that he felt remorse.
“I do feel remorse because none of those kids deserve what happened to them,” he said.
Maarohanye’s bail application was under way.
Sentencing proceedings in the case have been postponed until November 30.