Jub Jub video questioned in court

2011-05-27 14:49
Johannesburg - The credibility of a cellphone video of murder accused Molema Jub Jub Maarohanye and Themba Tshabalala allegedly racing was questioned in the Protea Magistrate's Court on Friday.

The five-second video was viewed in court on Friday morning and showed two Mini Coopers pulling off next to one another.

A grey Mini Cooper, said to be that of Maarohanye, was in the lead on the left hand side with a blue Mini Cooper, said to be that of Tshabalala, on the right.

Ntokozo Mahlangu, 18, testified that when she stopped filming, she saw one of the Mini Coopers swerve into the other lane because there was an oncoming car.

Once the car had passed, one of the Mini Cooper's moved into the other lane again.

Mahlangu said she stopped recording because she ran out of memory space on her phone.

Recognised Jub Jub

She said she was standing on the corner of Mdlalose Street with her friends when she saw the two cars.

She told the court she recognised Jub Jub as one of the drivers.

Mahlangu said girls were heard shouting on the video when they spotted a "celebrity". This was Jub Jub.

Maarohanye and Tshabalala face charges of murder and attempted murder and driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Four children died in the accident and two others suffered severe injuries, including brain damage.

Maarohanye, who wore a black suit and blue silk tie, sat in the dock making notes while Mahlangu was being cross-examined.

Tshabalala sat with his head lowered.

Mahlangu seemed to be irritated during the cross-examination, shaking her head and rolling her eyes.

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