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'Jub Jub' & Tshabalala to be sentenced

Sentencing proceedings in the case against Jub Jub and Themba Tshabalala are due to begin.

Musician Molemo "Jub Jub" Maarohanye and Themba Tshabalala are seen in the dock at the Protea Magistrate's Court in Soweto on 16 October 2012. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

JOHANNESBURG - Pre-sentencing proceedings in the case against musician Molemo 'Jub Jub' Maarohanye and his co-accused Themba Tshabalala are due to commence in the Protea Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

In October, the pair were convicted of murder and attempted murder for racing their Mini Coopers on a public road in Soweto on 8 March 2010.

Their cars ploughed into a group of learners walking on the sidewalk of Mdlalose Drive killing four pupils and leaving two others brain damaged.

The duo were also found guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs after testing positive for morphine and cocaine.

Proceedings were meant to begin last week, but Maarohanye's new lawyer, Rudi Krause, requested a postponement to complete his pre-sentencing report.

It is understood Krause intends calling two expert witnesses to the stand.

Last month, Maarohanye approached the South Gauteng High Court, applying for urgent bail pending the sentencing.

He told the court that he needed to make sure his family and businesses were taken care of.

His bail request was denied.

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