Jub Jub not to blame, witness claims

2012-03-02 22:14

Johannesburg - Musician Molemo "Jub Jub" Maarohanye's co-accused Themba Tshabalala was responsible for the 2010 crash that claimed four lives, the Protea Magistrate's Court heard on Friday.

"He is responsible for causing the accident," eyewitness Mphumelelo Vezi told the court.

Vezi was a passenger in Tshabalala's car when he allegedly collided with Maarohanye's car in Soweto on March 8 2010.

They were allegedly drag-racing their Mini Coopers along Mdlalose Drive in Protea North, Soweto, when one of the cars ploughed into a group of school pupils.

Vezi told the court that Tshabalala attempted to overtake while a minibus taxi was approaching about 40m in front of them.

When he returned to the left lane to avoid colliding with the taxi, he clipped Maarohanye's car, which resulted in the accident.

He told the court Tshabalala's car hit a group of pupils as it rolled after hitting a kerb. Four boys were killed and two others severely injured.

Maarohanye and Tshabalala are on trial for murder, attempted murder, and driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

The trial was postponed to May 7, when State prosecutor Raymond Mathenjwa will cross-examine Vezi.

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