Jub Jub: Urine samples tampered with

2012-02-20 14:45
Cape Town - Musician Molemo Jub-Jub Maarohanye on Monday claimed his urine samples were tampered with and blamed his co-accused, Themba Tshabalala, for a deadly accident in Soweto in 2010.

Maarohanye and Tshabalala are on trial in the Protea Magistrate’s Court for murder and attempted murder in the Protea Magistrate’s Court.

The pair allegedly crashed into a group of schoolchildren while racing in Soweto on March 8 2010. Four of the children died and two others were seriously injured.

Maarohanye told the court on Monday that his co-accused crashed into him and the pupils, EWN reported.

Maarohanye has denied that his car hit the children and claimed his car smashed into a tree on the side of the road.

The musician also claimed he was a victim.

Cocaine, morphine in blood

He was at pains to say that Tshabalala did not plan to hit anyone and that it was just an accident.

It also emerged earlier in the trial that the two accused tested positive for cocaine and morphine.

But Maarohanye told the court on Monday that he believes his urine sample might have been tampered with.

"I'm saying it’s highly, highly, highly possible that our urine was tampered with," he said during cross-examination.

He could not say who was to blame.

Maarohanye told prosecutor Raymond Mathenjwa that he had been taking tablets for depression prior to the accident.

This was why common medicinal substances were found in his urine sample.

The trial continues.
- SAPA
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