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Celebrity Crimes: South Africa’s Jub Jub Convicted of Murder for Killing 4 School Children During Drag Race

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AML artists, remember that you are not in the business of music to lose your damn minds (excuse the intensity of the intro. but substance abuse is becoming more rampant in the industry and this case is just very tragic and should not have happened!) You are in the business of music to do what you are most passionate about (music) and get paid for it. In English, it means it is  about building a sustainable career for yourselves, not ending up in prison behind bars; as a result of stupid actions that could have be avoided. Be responsible. See the very sad story below.

“A South African court has found a hip hop star guilty of the murder of four schoolchildren in a case that is raising emotions in the country.

Musician Molemo, popularly known as ‘Jub Jub’ Maarohanye and his co-accused Themba Tshabalala, were found guilty on four counts of murder and two of attempted murder in the Protea Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.

“The State managed to prove beyond reasonable doubt … that the accused are guilty on four counts of murder … two counts of attempted murder,” said Magistrate Brian Nemavhidi.

“The death of the deceased occurred as a result of the driving of those vehicles and as such the accused are convicted of driving their vehicles while under the influence of drugs,” he said.

The Times newspaper said that ‘Jub Jub’ Molemo said that he felt remorse for what had happened.

“I’m really hurt sir, but I will leave that [sentence] up to the justice system,” Maarohanye said after he was found guilty.

“I understand the reaction to my actions. I’m happy this [trial] reached the end and that the families can move forward … Justice has run its course.”

Maarohanye and Tshabalaladrag crashed into a group of school children on March 8, 2010 during a drag race, killing four children and seriously injuring two.”

Agencies via Aljazeera has the full story.

-Uduak Oduok

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AFRICA MUSIC LAW™ (AML) is a pioneering music business and entertainment law blog and podcast show by Fashion and Entertainment Lawyer Ms. Uduak Oduok empowering the African artist and Africa's rapidly evolving entertainment industry through brilliant music business and entertainment law commentary and analysis, industry news, and exclusive interviews.

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