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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.

Comments
  • shaun.cousins1 - 2011-07-11 13:07

    whats taking so long they should have been in jail ages ago.......

      Currie_Mafia - 2011-07-11 13:50

      Agreed ! I hope that the next story in the Jub jub trial saga goes along the lines of..he's rotting in jail...

      biskit - 2011-07-11 14:06

      As long as cash is available to spend on this case - Thats how long it will take...when the money eventually drys up - and the Justice system has taken all from Jub Jub's family + friends the case will end and Jub Jub will go to Jail for 10 or 20 depending outcome of positive tests for drugs. The guy is guilty everyone knows but what is relevant is he didnt purposely kill with intent...he never put his foot flat on the peddal when he saw the kids so he could knock them down and kill them...he lost control and did what he did. Go to Jail for awhile you'll be safer in 10 or 20 most people would have forgot or hopefully forgiven - let this be a lesson to all young people out there. Drinking and driving is never a good idea

      winston.mullany - 2011-07-11 14:29

      Biskit, as much as the legal wranglings go on, he INTENTIONALY raced along the road where kids were walking, he KNEW the conscequence of his actions that should something go wrong, there could be fatalities when you lose control of a speeding vehicle. They were on a public road not on a race track, so they knew perfectly well what they were doing. I hope they fry the bastards.

      biskit - 2011-07-11 14:46

      Agreed Winston...But a life sentence is what he would of got if he pleads guilty...He pleaded innocent because he knew money and time could buy a lighter sentence.

      chucky101 - 2011-07-11 15:15

      South Africa - Politician or celibrity go to Jail - NEVER

      OllieMor - 2011-07-11 15:49

      You know they will probably walk, right

      Grace Nock - 2011-07-11 16:42

      @biskit - as soon as you get behind the wheel of a car drunk or high it becomes intent!!! We are all aware of the dangers of drinking and driving.

  • Jonathan - 2011-07-11 13:11

    I find it bizarre that someone can plead 'not guilty' in case like this. Did the victims heads just crush themselves as they walked home from school? The drivers of the vehicles are in the very least guilty of Culpable Homicide. They should have been judged guilty of that offense and then charged with murder as well if they were found to be intoxicated at the time of the accident.

      GT - 2011-07-11 13:30

      It is a murder charge. If it was manslaughter or culpaple homicide, it may have gone to plea. Proving murder in a car crash scenario is nearly impossible. It is a NPA chasing media/ public anger rather than looking at the law. I suspect a guilty sentence on a lesser crime will be the final result.

      ilollipop - 2011-07-11 17:18

      When you're asked to plead you don't get to plead on only certain of the charges. The charge was murder: Not guilt of that! Culpable homocide.. suuuuure.

  • erammutla - 2011-07-11 13:16

    the soul of the 4 young boys will never rest in peace until their murders plead quilty.

      Chronoman - 2011-07-11 13:58

      There is no such thing. They are much happier where they are now and have no longing for anything that is here.

  • yori22 - 2011-07-11 13:16

    I'm so sick and tried of these case,they should be sent to jail already

  • TBOOZE - 2011-07-11 13:17

    These boys make me sick ,somehow i dont think jail is enough

      BOY30 - 2011-07-11 13:58

      I agree with you there. Jail sentence is not enough for them. Cant we bring back death sentence just for them?

      TBOOZE - 2011-07-11 14:03

      that would be easy 2, want them to be haunted by the images of those boys for the rest of their miserable lives , funny enough this Jub jubis going around parting and beating woman, who names a child Jub jib anyway ?

  • nn.prv - 2011-07-11 13:18

    Fry these thugs.How can they try to getaway with killing innocent youngsters.Time for orange "suits" now. Its long overdue.

  • ZACKIE - 2011-07-11 13:20

    jubjub guys are killers they deserve life sentence

  • alicia - 2011-07-11 13:20

    I regard it as a duty which I owed, not just to my people, but also to my profession, to the practice of law, and to the justice for all mankind, to cry out against this discrimination which is essentially unjust and opposed to the whole basis of the attitude towards justice which is part of the tradition of legal training in this country. I believed that in taking up a stand against this injustice I was upholding the dignity of what should be an honorable profession. Nelson Mandela. Which prominent pals of this murderer is keeping him out of jail!

      LexLuther - 2011-07-11 13:30

      don't you remember julius malema visited him in jail? Maybe a dealk was done. julius will do anything for money, even destroy the whole nation.

  • alicia - 2011-07-11 13:27

    And justice for all???? This is an outrage!

  • biskit - 2011-07-11 13:30

    Jub Jub and friend...Only God can forgive you guys. Believe you me you'll be safer in Jail then out

  • daaivarksetier - 2011-07-11 13:33

    It is becoming a boring and a indecent case this. JUB JUB Boring JUB JUB him in jail and case solved, or JUB JUB him to some of them community members, and give him a FireStone then he wont have a very GoodYear.

      Linus - 2011-07-11 13:46

      Dr Mwesigwa should have shown enlarged photos of these poor victims. It wont be long before these idiots Jub Jub and Temba get their slow punctures...

  • Palesa Masoeu - 2011-07-11 13:39

    I Feel for the victim's families, the way they died was horrible. And for them to plead "not guilty" they are saying we are not responsible for that accident.

      Kristi10 - 2011-07-11 14:16

      Palesa I agree with you it must be hell for the victims families to have hear all the gruesome details in court. My heart goes out to them and I wish them strenght. "not guilty" should not even have been an option.

      LBS - 2011-07-11 15:30

      This is horrible! But I hope that all these youngsters who loves to go and watch "street drags" will learn a lesson from this. This is the type of accident that can happen every time. I heard that Tswane Metro wanted to make it legal in one street. For heaven's sake NO!

  • Mishka - 2011-07-11 13:40

    I do not want to imagine what it must be like for the parents of these youngsters, to have to sit and listen to this, if indeed they are able to. I think I would need, as one of the parents, to be restrained. This is a joke, an absolute farce. Nobody has disputed they killed these children, and how Ike can even represent them is beyond me. GUILTY, JAIL, and from there, fend for yourselves. If you have to bend, take it, if you have to kneel, do it. Just suffer. Damn you for thinking you're above your station in life. Damn you for robbing four youngsters of their life. And damn you for robbing families of the children they birthed, housed, fed and raised. Damn you forever. But a special damn you for not standing up and saying, 'Yes, I am guilty, I'm sorry, and I deserve to be punished for killing four children'. That goes for the both of them.

      alicia - 2011-07-11 14:00

      Few men have done more harm, but yet the callous coward hides behind the skirts of his well heeled and well connected friends. I do not think his brain can contemplate the hurt, anguish, eternal heartache he, in his idiocy and stupidity has done to harmless children and their loved ones.

      Linus - 2011-07-11 14:37

      Amen Mishka - well said. These vermin have not shown any shame or remorse; only contempt for their poor victims and their families; they are damned alright for showing this attitude.

  • dion.chinnaiah - 2011-07-11 13:40

    @Alicia Agreed. Enough of this already! jail the b*****ds

  • Dan - 2011-07-11 13:44

    I suppose you get this kind of circus when the legal system depends on a "lawyer profession" based on lying for money. A defence attorney will sell his own family for money, so I guess a situation always exists to see who lies the best. The best lying SOB is the "best" lawyer.

  • Dnt8 - 2011-07-11 13:47

    they could be found not quilty....guys go look up the Casey Anthony murder trial...they had a body, motive and a bloody liar and still could not get a conviction...justice for the victims suck!!!!

      Kristi10 - 2011-07-11 14:17

      This case also have a murder weapon (car) and witnesses...

  • Kiran08 - 2011-07-11 13:47

    WTF!!! Why have a trial when these idiots know that they are guilty??? Is the attorney, defending them, really an attorney or trying to say that they were at the scene of the crime but not really involved? Were is this heading...another pro-longed case with no action been taken on the accusers and a waste of time. The justice system is a mockery, a farce, all talk and no action...

  • sushiqueen2 - 2011-07-11 13:50

    What a terrible way to die!! Hope this gangsta rots in that jail!!!!!

  • Just peachee - 2011-07-11 13:51

    jub jub must be lucky this didn't happen in PE, he would be up in smoke by now.

  • PunkBuster - 2011-07-11 13:56

    Lock this dude up already.

  • Batonage1000 - 2011-07-11 14:10

    This is absolutely horrendous

  • Azizi - 2011-07-11 14:23

    hope thats wiped the cynical smile off your face coconut.

  • nomalla namponya - 2011-07-11 14:35

    I think this case is going on to long now. Jub Jub and his friend. Need to be punished for the crime. It was an accident, but it could have been avoided if the rules of the roads were followed. And it cost 4 young lives and for taking the lives of those kids its goes without saying that jail time is required. And this case needs to stop dragging on.

  • pugwash - 2011-07-11 14:42

    FOR HEAVENS SAKE STOP WASTING MONEY, PUT THEM IN JAIL AND THROW AWAY THE KEY!

  • Tiggy.deOliveira - 2011-07-11 15:43

    If it was me, I would of wanted to go to prison for life as I would never be able to forgive myself :(

  • CopperWoody - 2011-07-11 15:52

    Horribly Graphic Testimony. get On with it though!!

  • Lisa-tjie - 2011-07-11 16:35

    This is nothing other than MURDER!! Driving as fast as they did with drugs and alcohol in their blood this is equil to the death sentence! God, i wish they can bring back the Death Sentence!!

  • TinaM - 2011-07-11 17:25

    if he hadnt been speeding how would he have been able to "plough" through a group of schoolchildren? Aren't the facts quite evident in this case?

  • Kaffertjie - 2011-07-11 21:50

    My only wish for jubjub and his co-accused is that that get sodomized by a bunch of Aids-invested Nigerians non-stop for the rest of their lives. Even that is too good for them.

  • capetonian - 2011-07-12 08:02

    We actually have signboards erected on major highways stating: "If you drink and drive you are a Killer".....

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