Mix of drugs found in Jub Jub's urine

2011-12-01 12:45

Johannesburg - A "mix masala" of conflicting drugs was found in urine samples given by musician Molemo 'Jub Jub' Maarohanye and his co-accused Themba Tshabalala, the Protea Magistrate's Court heard on Thursday.

Witness Thembela Mahlati, the head of pharmacy at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto, said she was asked by police to analyse results of samples taken from Maarohanye and Tshabalala.

She said these contained cocaine, morphine, paracetamol, doxylamine, tobacco and caffeine.

Her role was to determine the effects the drugs would have if consumed by humans in combination.

She said as a pharmacist she would have never dispensed the drugs together because they confused the body, as some aroused excitement while others sparked relaxation.

Under cross-examination Mahlati was criticised for not giving the amounts of drugs she based her analysis on.

She admitted to not knowing how much of the drugs were consumed.

The defence said this meant it could not be confirmed if the drugs found in the samples were of sufficient quantity to have any effect on the body.

Maarohanye and Tshabalala are facing charges of murder, attempted murder and driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

They allegedly ploughed into a group of schoolchildren in Soweto on March 8 last year, killing four of them and seriously injuring two of them.

The trial continues.

- SAPA

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