'No schooling until we see justice'

CHAOTIC: Pupils run riot during the bail application of murder accused Molemo Maarohanye and Themba Tshabalala in the Protea magistrate's court in Soweto yesterday. Pic: MOHAU MOFOKENG. 18/03/2010. © Sowetan.
CHAOTIC: Pupils run riot during the bail application of murder accused Molemo Maarohanye and Themba Tshabalala in the Protea magistrate's court in Soweto yesterday. Pic: MOHAU MOFOKENG. 18/03/2010. © Sowetan.

WHILE pupils in Soweto continued to cause chaos at the Protea magistrate's court, their mates at Jules High School in Johannesburg were in class yesterday.

WHILE pupils in Soweto continued to cause chaos at the Protea magistrate's court, their mates at Jules High School in Johannesburg were in class yesterday.

Three of the four pupils who died when popular singer Molemo "Jub Jub" Maarohanye and his friend crashed into them a week ago are from Jules. The other is from Almont High School in Soweto.

Since Wednesday Soweto pupils, led by Cosas, have been protesting at the court where Jub Jub and co-accused Themba Tshabalala are applying for bail after being charged with murder.

Jules High School principal Gert van Vuuren said: "They (his pupils) have decided to return to school and study. We are sorry for the loss but life goes on."

He said the school was preparing to go to the Eastern Cape tomorrow to attend the funeral of one of the pupils that will be buried on Sunday.

In Soweto the Cosas leadership led the protest and called for the boycott of Jub Jub's music.

"We are saying that the SABC should stop playing this thug's music on TV and radio," Cosas provincial chairperson Ntsako Mogobe said yesterday.

But Cosas leadership struggled to keep their constituencies disciplined outside the court building yesterday. They continued to clash with the police.

But Cosas insisted their battle would not end until they were certain Jub Jub would not get bail.

"There will be no schooling until we see justice being done," Mogobe said.

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