Jub Jub witness back in the dock

2012-02-22 09:53
Johannesburg - Cross-examination of a man who witnessed the 2010 car crash involving musician Molemo "Jub Jub" Maarohanye, in which four schoolboys were killed, continues in the Protea Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

Court adjourned early on Tuesday after defence witness Benjamin Maseko told the court he had to pick up the schoolchildren, which included Grade R pupils.

Maseko told the court he was ferrying 12 children to their homes in the Protea area, in Soweto, in a minibus on March 8 2010 when he crashed into the kerb to avoid a speeding blue Mini Cooper.

He said the oncoming car was trying to overtake a grey Mini Cooper at high speed on Mdlalose drive, which he told the court was now referred to as "Jub Jub Avenue".

He did not see the Mini Coopers driving parallel to each other, as though they were racing, as previous State witnesses had testified.

None of the children he was transporting were hurt, but were left traumatised. He said his minibus's left front wheel was damaged when he struck the pavement.

Previous witnesses testified that Maarohanye was driving the grey Mini Cooper and his co-accused Themba Tshabalala the blue one.

The two allegedly ploughed into a group of schoolchildren while racing their Mini Coopers along the route linking Protea North and Protea Glen.

Four teenage boys were killed and two others severely injured.

Maarohanye and Tshabalala face charges of murder, attempted murder, and reckless or negligent driving while under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

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