Jub Jub co-accused's testimony continues

2012-05-21 08:05
Johannesburg - The cross-examination of musician Molemo "Jub Jub" Maarohanye's co-accused, Themba Tshabalala, is expected to continue in the Protea Magistrate's Court on Monday.

The men face charges of murder, attempted murder and driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

The two were allegedly racing their Mini Coopers when they crashed into a group of schoolchildren along Mdlalose Street in Protea North on March 8 2010.

Four children were killed and two others seriously injured.

In their last court appearance on May 14, Tshabalala said he would admit to hitting the children.

He described the events that led up to the accident, saying he met Maarohanye in Protea and they were driving to the same place in Protea North after lunch.

"After overtaking Molemo's car we drove for a few seconds and that's when the accident happened," Tshabalala said.

"I had a knock on the right back of the car, the driver's side at the back... My car lost control, started spinning and it capsized."

His lawyer Mlungiseleli Soviti asked if there were children walking on the side of the road or on the road when the accident happened and Tshabalala said yes.

He did not deny that his car hit several children.

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