Jub Jub's lawyer slams investigators

2011-10-10 13:16
Johannesburg - Investigations in the Molemo Jub Jub Maarohanye case were improper and unfair, the Protea Magistrate's Court heard on Monday.

Defence lawyer Ike Motloung said the police had kept urine samples in a locker for 10 days before they were sent to a laboratory.

He said a cellphone allegedly used to take a video of the cars racing was sent to a corner shop, instead of a police support centre, to open the footage.

Former Protea police station commander Moses Segapo was also "choosy" in taking statements.

Statements

Motloung said Segapo first listened to what was being said and if he did not like what he heard, he did not take a statement.

Segapo earlier told the court he had listened to a statement by two boys who were allegedly in the cars that ploughed into a group of schoolchildren, killing four and injuring two.

Segapo said this was so he could have a better understanding of what was being said before he wrote it down.

He said he could not obtain a statement from the two boys because he suspected they had been coached on what to say.

Motloung put it to him that the manner in which he obtained statements was incorrect.

Maarohanye and his co-accused Themba Tshabalala were allegedly drag-racing when one of their Mini Coopers ploughed into a group of schoolchildren in Mdlalose Street, Protea North in Soweto, on March 8, 2010.

They face charges of murder, attempted murder and driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

The trial continues.

Comments

  • jay - 2011-10-10 13:23

    jub jub killed people he should fry.

  • Matt :-) - 2011-10-10 13:23

    Because it's the investigators' fault that Jub Jub got drunk and high, drove like a maniac and killed children... Don't you just hate lawyers!

  • Slingervel - 2011-10-10 13:24

    Lock the bastards up! Put them away for the rest of their lives! Pappa will enjoy them!

  • shocked - 2011-10-10 13:24

    Lock this animal up for life or let him go, where some good old fashioned crowd justice will end his life! Just stop wasting our tax money on this fool!

  • Badballie - 2011-10-10 13:27

    Didn't take lawyers in this country to jump on the US legal systems way of doing things which has nothing to do will justice and everything to do with finding loopholes to get criminals off with.

  • abg100 - 2011-10-10 13:27

    Oh give it up!!!!! The more the lawyer drags it out the more money he gets. WE ALL know hes guilty,unfortunately everyone has tp make some money first and then get down to justice. Lock the little stoners up and throw away the key!!!!!!!!

  • BabyDee061 - 2011-10-10 13:28

    got a feeling that jub jub is going to walk away a free man from this. sad!

  • texx - 2011-10-10 13:41

    He is trying to make excuses for jub jub killing school kids???????? we all know the police are not the greatest and there is a ton of corruption...but thats no excuse of killing someone.

  • Stephan Fourie - 2011-10-10 13:43

    and what if it was the lawyers children? you know. he is guilty, he should fry. if it was my children he would not live to see prison / court.

  • DingDong - 2011-10-10 13:45

    This case is full of mediocrity

  • wishfulthinking - 2011-10-10 13:47

    Blah blah blah ad nauseum. jub and his pal were driving the cars that killed the pupils. End of story.

  • george60 - 2011-10-10 13:55

    There are always excuses. Alternatively hand them over to the parents of these kids that were killed?

  • Man can do - 2011-10-10 14:01

    Cars raced - FACT, Cars crashed into children - FACT, children killed - FACT. What does it matter who said what, who drank what, who smoked what? They are responsible. Now they are hiding behind their lawyers? Cowards!!! Face up to the facts and take what punishment is meted out to you.

  • Darwinian - 2011-10-10 14:07

    I slam lawyers that supports drunk, drug snorting, murderous scums....

  • omrisho - 2011-10-10 14:07

    oh please, if anything else, regardless of how drunk, high or whatever other lame excuses they might conjure up, they were drag racing, and KIDS GOT KILLED - sheez, what's to discuss, surely there are enough witnesses to that fact - GUILTY - GO TO JAIL ALREADY - this is fn bs this...

  • Ryan Tunney - 2011-10-10 14:17

    He's guilty so stopping defending this piece of drunken skabenga with technicalities.

  • bill - 2011-10-10 14:21

    unfair? lawyers are really lower than sharksh*t this bastard killed 4 kids. Or does being a black celeb mean you can do no wrong.

  • WCD - 2011-10-10 14:26

    This will indicate whether our much 'praised' system actually works - but in South Africa murder is not considered a crime

  • LaLa - 2011-10-10 14:57

    I honestly think that Jub Jub's lawyer is simply trying to shift the focus from the case to the fact that the authorities did not do a proper job during investigation- SHIFTING THE GOALPOSTS. Truth is, Jub Jub's case does not need an investigation,procedure or not, the case is STRAIGHTFORWARD. They used drugs, the drag-raced in a residential area, the killed and injured the victims. Although he may not have had the intention to kill, he should have forseen the possible consequences of his unlawful conduct. THIS CASE WILL PROVE TO SOUTH AFRICANS WHETHER OR NOT WE ARE EQUAL IN THE EYES OF THE LAW. Jub Jub's lawyer should focus on getting him a better sentence instead. there is nothing more he could possibly do, even for a "liar-lawyer" this would be a tough one to get a client completely out of.

  • Natasha KC - 2011-10-10 16:11

    Name: Molemo Jub Jub Maarohanye Top achievements:Child Killer & Woman Beater ... Quite a resume you have there Jub Jub. Well sorry for you Pretty Boy, you'll soon be "Singing" lekker in prison.

  • joed25 - 2011-10-10 17:08

    For all those people taking a potshot at Ike, I can't wait for the day you end up in front of a Judge/Magistrate. I want to see you 'fess up and agree to spend ten years plus behind bars. You too will hire the the Attorney or Advocate that provides you with the best possible chance of staying out of prison. It's human nature. This is not condonation of Jub-Jub's actions. He should go to jail (on what I've heard). But he should only do so once the defence has tested the State's evidence. That's the underlying basis of a fair trial.

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