Drugs found in Jub Jub's urine sample

2011-05-24 10:28

Johannesburg - A number of drugs were found in the urine samples of murder-accused Molema Jub Jub Maarohanye and Themba Tshabalala, the Protea Magistrate's Court heard on Tuesday.

Forensic analyst Jose van Rooyen, who conducted the analysis of the urine samples, told the court that the first sample was found to have cocaine, codeine, benzoyl codeine, paracetamol, diphenhydramine and cotamine.

The second sample contained traces of cocaine, codeine, benzoyl codeine, nicotine, caffeine and paracetamol.

"These are all drugs," she said.

Van Rooyen is a forensic analyst for the Department of Health at its forensic laboratory in Johannesburg.

Levels not shown

She said the urine samples did not show the levels of the substances present.

Maarohanye and Tshabalala were allegedly drag-racing when one of their Mini Coopers ploughed into a group of schoolchildren on Mdlalose Drive in Protea North on March 8, last year.

Four children died in the accident and two others suffered severe injuries, including brain damage.

Maarohanya and Tshabalala face charges of murder and attempted murder and driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

Under cross-examination on Tuesday, Van Rooyen said every piece of equipment she had used was certified and that a quality control test was conducted before the analysis started.

She told the court that she was a forensic analysis expert, but was not a toxicologist and could not say how the drugs would affect a person's behaviour.

Courtroom 6 at the Protea North court house filled up in the course of Tuesday's proceedings.

Relatives of the children who died wore T-shirts for the "Parents in Action" organisation, which they started against drug and alcohol abuse.

  • CamsComment - 2011-05-24 10:32

    BIG surprise! - Not. jub jub and any other people driving like an idiots should go to jail - and they should change manslaughter charges to murder if they are found to be intoxicated with alcohol or drugs.

      Travie - 2011-05-24 11:19

      We all know he is guilty etc. although think about this to yourself how many of you out there have driven at least once after having 2 beers? that in itself is also a crime, what if oyu killed 4 children doing that? It is a case of the pot calling the kettle black. WE all like to call our selves "christians" yet throw stones permanently? what did Jesus say to guys who wanted to stone that terrible crime commiting lady????

      Pamela - 2011-05-24 11:53

      @Travie So you're saying is he shouldn't be punished for mowing down school children? What message does that send to people about drag racing near schools? SOMEONE has to point a finger.

      nic - 2011-05-24 12:00 sorry pal...if I was intoxicated and driving, I wouldnt be racing down a road full of people! Secondly I wouldnt show contempt after the situation as he has done. Jub Jub is Trash!!! This piece of scum also pitched up late to court hearings and is showing no remorse. Get him of the streets...he deserves time in prison...he is not above the law!!!

      Wayne - 2011-05-24 12:00

      @Travie - Your comment is not justifiable to the deed committed, Jub Jub should be in jail for murder period!

      Ross - 2011-05-24 12:16

      Travie, you talk like you have to be christian to have morals, that is absolute rubbish.

      Kenno - 2011-05-24 12:23

      @Travie... If I killed 4 of your family because I was drugged and trashed, would you just walk away and say that it was OK? Have you lost your mind? If you break the law, you pay for the crime! Simple

      Travie - 2011-05-24 13:24

      No guys like i said we all know he is guilty etc. meaning that yes he must suffer consequences. I was just stating that us as human beings love to judge, and no im not a hollier then thou religeous guy myself. it was just a statement to think about. Yes we would be mad if it happened to our kids BUT, what if it was your son driving home drunk and by accident killed 4 kids.. Then you would sing a different tune. Although he is in the wrong you would still defend him. Thats why I say we cannot judge unless we have been through a similiar situation both sides being the gulty partner and inocent partner. Then ja go ahead and judge.

  • zulufox - 2011-05-24 10:35

    Can't we throw away the keys already... This tool is guilty!

      Chris Hansen - 2011-05-24 11:11

      I think getting them locked up in the first place is where we will have some difficulty. Lets hope the system can work with all this evidence against them

  • Charlton10 - 2011-05-24 10:36

    Send these mother f#$%kers to prison, why are they wasting our tax money.

  • Girlie - 2011-05-24 10:37

    jub jub a drug addict and a woman abuser...this boy is bad news

  • saabnut - 2011-05-24 10:39

    If any of these drugs are not 'accidental', they should lock him up for good. I will never understand why alcohol and drugs become extenuating circumstances- they should be AGGRAVATING ones. We all know the risk of driving intoxicated- there should be no excuse!

      Neutedop - 2011-05-24 10:44

      Hahaha - Cocaine accidental? He triped and fell with his nose into a pile of coke?

      Slayer - 2011-05-24 10:46

      @neutedop bazinga!

  • Currie_Mafia - 2011-05-24 10:43

    Pass the sentence already !!! Papa's getting restless...

      Cuba12 - 2011-05-24 10:54

      Don't worry man, Papa will still get to tell all his jail yard buddies that he tossed Jub-Jub's salad

      Chris Hansen - 2011-05-24 11:12

      There you are

  • Mark - 2011-05-24 10:44

    Lock this guy up already!!

  • advurt - 2011-05-24 10:47

    Why all this back-and-forth in court? This piece of useless cr@p killed innocent children, he was either drunk and / or used some sort of drug cocktail. So - why has he not been sentenced and sent to jail?

      Neville - 2011-05-24 11:22

      Using ANC tactics

  • Barry - 2011-05-24 10:48

    This is what happens to some people when they become famous. They sometimes have a superiority complex and a show offish attitude and they usually think that they are better and greater than others. They must face the full might of the law like all of us and face the consequences of their actions. When found guilty and sentenced only then do they realize how serious the chargers are. ........and Justice for ALL.

  • Slapper - 2011-05-24 10:54

    Enough now. Jail the Bastards and move on.

  • estee.mente - 2011-05-24 10:56

    they should throw a book at these guys

  • BigMoose - 2011-05-24 11:00

    Let's hear what the clever-dick lawyer has to say about this. I can hear it already: "Eish, comrade judge, my esteemed client had coffee and cigarettes, this is how these chemicals came into the urine. The codeine and paracetomol were taken because he had a truth ache. The cocaine, well that's because he also drank a Coca-Cola. The diphenhydramine is a sleeping aid, which my client took the night before, and the other drugs can be found in his hair straightener."

      sniffter - 2011-05-24 11:08


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      SouthAfrican - 2011-05-24 11:21

      yes, chief. these agents must be called to order...

  • tdk25 - 2011-05-24 11:00

    "These are all drugs," she said DUH!!!!

  • Papsak - 2011-05-24 11:07

    Tell him I offer to look after his wife while papa is taking care of him in Sun City!!

  • Spinnie - 2011-05-24 11:09

    So "what if" there is no traces of drugs in his system. At the end of the day he and his friend killed children, drugged or not. Go to jail already.

  • Rob van den Heuvel - 2011-05-24 11:14

    You know capitalism is working when we allow our children to idolize a drug addicted celebrity while less than 45% of us make the effort to go out and vote when we have a chance.

      mo-man - 2011-05-24 14:24

      Well said!!

  • Neville - 2011-05-24 11:20

    One moment of MADNESS brings a lifetime of SADNESS

  • aryantoo - 2011-05-24 11:24

    Just put him down there is no place for him in society

  • lexmark - 2011-05-24 11:29

    "You have been found guilty of killing 4 children while drag racing - Go directly to Jail, do not pass begin, DO NOT COLLECT YOUR R200....."

  • Trextoo - 2011-05-24 11:33

    Get on with it and pass the guilty verdict and slap a hefty prison sentence on them! I wonder if JubJub and his buddy have been abstaining since the tragedy? I doubt that.

  • WhoGivesAshi - 2011-05-24 11:47

    Well DUH!!!@#@?

  • pinkalert - 2011-05-24 12:15

    i wonder if his lawyer is just "milking him" - he is as guilty as sin

  • Raekwon - 2011-05-24 12:53

    papa is waitin to play with jub-jub, you do the crime then you have to pull the time...jub goin to become sun city's bicycle , all the bad papa's are goin to take a ride!!!!! lmfao...

  • Jimmy - 2011-05-24 12:56


  • Huey Freeman - 2011-05-24 13:01

    It would be awesome if a lawyer would assist the victims' families with a civil claim should they be found not guilty.

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