Jub Jub trial to continue
Johannesburg - The trial of Molemo "Jub Jub" Maarohanye and his co-accused Themba Tshabalala was scheduled to continue in the Protea Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.
The two face charges of murder, attempted murder, and driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.
They allegedly ploughed into a group of school children, killing four of them and injuring two, in March 2010 while drag racing in Mdlalose Road, Protea North, Soweto.
The trial was postponed on October 13 to allow the State to call a witness to testify on the results of their urine samples.
The State has already called two forensic analysts from the department of health, who confirmed that they analysed the urine sample.
However, they did not know the outcome because the case was not assigned to them.
Raymond Ndzo and Pheletso Makoro told the court that they only operated the machine to analyse the samples.
The witness, who was not in court during Maarohanye and Tshabalala's last appearance in October, was the one who knew the outcome of the tests as the case was assigned to her, they said.
In October, accident reconstruction expert Renier Balt wrapped up his testimony.
Balt maintained that the two Mini Coopers driven by Maarohanye and Tshabalala were moving in single file, with the silver grey Mini Cooper in front and the blue Mini Cooper at the back.
He told the court the two cars were travelling at high speed when they struck the group of schoolchildren.
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 schoolboys.
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.