Jub Jub victim partially decapitated

2011-07-11 12:57
Johannesburg - The four boys who were killed in an accident involving Molemo "Jub Jub" Maarohanye and co-accused Temba Tshabalala had suffered neck injuries, the Protea Magistrate's Court heard on Monday.

A forensic pathologist, Dr James Blair Mwesigwa, conducted post mortem on the four bodies March 9 2010.

He said all bodies had blood in all three ventricles of the brain which was an indication that they had sustained massive injuries to the head.

The first body he examined had its skull crushed on the left side. There was also blood oozing from the ears and nose.

Mwesigwa said the examination of the second body revealed that the boy had not died on impact.

"He gasped and groaned before he died."

The boy's skull had also shifted from the spine. He said this was the same thing that happened when someone was hung.

The third body had been partially decapitated. If the impact had been a little bit harder the head would have been completely decapitated, Mwesigwa said.

Only the skin was still attaching the head to the body.

The fourth body had multiple injuries. A bone had pierced the boy's heart rupturing it. His liver had also ruptured and his kidneys had failed.

Mwesigwa drew pictures for the court to explain what injuries the bodies had sustained.

He was being cross examined by Maarohanye's defence lawyer Ike Motloung.

Four teenagers were killed when one of the two Mini Coopers ploughed into a group of schoolchildren, while Maarohanye and Tshabalala were allegedly drag racing in Mdlalose Street, Protea North, on March 8 last year.

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

Earlier the doctors who had examined the boys who were injured testified.
- SAPA
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