Molemo “Jub Jub” Maarohanye’s ongoing legal battle has taken a controversial turn as his lawyer, Terrence Baloyi, expresses dissatisfaction with the court’s decision to postpone the television presenter and musician’s rape and assault case to February 5, 2024.
As per IOL, the postponement has raised concerns about the impact on justice delivery. Baloyi argues that the delays negatively affect Jub Jub, who had events scheduled for the festive season. The defence team contends that they have requested further particulars and are unsure if they have been provided with all the necessary information for consultation with their client.
Baloyi emphasises, “Justice delayed is justice denied,” underscoring the frustration of the defence team over the prolonged legal proceedings. Jub Jub faces at least 13 charges, including rape, attempted murder, and assault, dating back to 2006. Currently, out on R10,000 bail, the rapper’s legal team questions the adequacy of the charges and hints at a potential request to strike the matter off the court roll.
“We requested further particulars because some things were not adding up – it’s still work in progress. We could not understand or comprehend some of the charges, and there were insufficient details supplied. We want to take the matter forward,” Baloyi explained during a media briefing following Jub Jub’s appearance in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
The delayed proceedings raise concerns about the toll on Jub Jub’s personal and professional life, with the defence team expressing hope for a timely resolution as they continue to navigate the legal complexities of the case.
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