Jub Jub: Expert wraps up testimony

2011-10-13 18:00
Johannesburg - An accident reconstruction expert in the murder trial of Molemo "Jub Jub" Maarohanye and Themba Tshabalala wrapped up his testimony in the Protea Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

Renier Balt maintained that the two Mini Coopers driven by the accused were moving in single file, the silver grey Mini Cooper in front and the blue Mini Cooper at the back.

He told the court the two cars were moving at high speed when they struck a group of schoolchildren.

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

They ploughed into the group of school children, killing four and injuring two, in March 20l0, while allegedly drag racing in Mdlalose Road, Protea North, Soweto.

Balt, whose credibility was questioned by the defence, said the Mini Coopers did not make any contact with each other before hitting the children.

This was contrary to evidence in court that the two vehicles collided before striking the six school boys.

Ike Motloung, for Maarohanye, told the court the blue Mini Cooper was moving on the right hand side of the road and veered into the left lane to avoid crashing into an oncoming minibus taxi.

In the process, it clipped the silver grey Mini at the rear and the two lost control.

- SAPA
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