Jub Jub trial to start today

2010-10-18 07:18

The murder trial of hip-hop artist Molemo “Jub Jub” Maarohanye and co-accused Themba Tshabalala, charged for allegedly killing four children in a road accident, was due to start today.

The pair’s trial was set down to take place in the Protea Magistrates Court from today until Friday.

The two men face four murder charges following an accident in March which killed the school children walking next to the road and critically injured two others.

The crash happened in Soweto when their Mini Coopers veered off the road, allegedly while they were drag racing.

The prosecution said earlier that preliminary tests showed that Maarohanye had cocaine and morphine in his system at the time of the crash, while Tshabalala was twice over the legal alcohol limit.

They are out on bail of R10 000 each.

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