‘Jub Jub’ bail appeal dismissed

2012-11-07 12:59
Sixolisiwe Ndawo and Sapa
Molemo “Jub Jub” Maarohanye’s appeal against a decision to revoke his bail has been dismissed by the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg.

Nico Coetzee's dismissal of the appeal was met with sighs from the gallery.

“There appears to be little, if any, supporting grounds advanced by him (Maarohanye),” said Coetzee.

On October 16, when Maarohanye and his co-accused Themba Tshabalala were found guilty on four counts of murder and two of attempted murder in the Protea Magistrates’ Court in Soweto, Magistrate Brian Nemavhidi said there were no exceptional circumstances that warranted bail.

However, Maarohanye’s lawyer, Boitumelo Molojoa, argued that “exceptional circumstances” could not be defined.

Maarohanye said he needed to sort out his son’s policies, find a manager for his father’s butchery and sort out his employees at his company, Rare Breed Entertainment.

But Advocate Raymond Mathenjwa, for the State, said there was “nothing to arrange before 30 November”, when sentencing takes place.

In the state’s arguments against bail, Mathenjwa said: “The father has been running the business all along which means the father is not indisposed. He himself said that his father has been showing him the running of the business.”

Maarohanye’s father was not in court today and only one of the victim’s parents was in attendance.