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'Jub Jub', Tshabalala get 20 years for murder

Molemo ‘Jub Jub’ Maarohanye & Themba Tshabalala were sentenced to 20 years in jail for murder.

Musician Molemo "Jub Jub" Maarohanye is seen during the handing down of judgment in his and co-accused (front) Themba Tshabalala's murder trial at the Protea Magistrate's Court in Soweto, Wednesday, 10 October 2012. The two were allegedly drag-racing in Protea North in March 2010 when they crashed into a group of schoolchildren. Four boys were killed and two were seriously injured. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA
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JOHANNESBURG – Musician Molemo ‘Jub Jub’ Maarohanye and co-accused Themba Tshabalala were handed 20-year jail sentences each for murder.

In October, the two men were found guilty of murder, attempted murder, driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, and the illegal use of drugs.

This after the pair drove their cars into a group of Soweto learners on Mdlalose Street back in March 2010.

Prince Mohube, Mlungisi Cwayi, Andile Mthombeni and Phomello Masemola were killed in the crash, while two others, Frank Mlambo and Fumani Mushwana were left brain damaged.

Shortly after the incident, officials found cocaine and morphine in their urine samples.

Magistrate Brian Nemavhidi said the pair willingly drove under the influence of drugs and alcohol, putting the lives of other road users at risk.

The pair was also given four years for attempted murder.

Maarohanye and Tshabalala also received one year for illegal racing, another year for using drugs and one year for driving recklessly, all of which will run concurrently.

In total, the men were sentenced to 25 years in jail.

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