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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.

Comments
  • Lulama - 2011-12-01 12:54

    please can he be charged already. This has gone on long enough!

      John - 2011-12-01 13:09

      Correct, i dont think he is going to get off, time to face facts he is guilty and must be punished, they are wasting everyones time and money including his own.i think the oj simpson case was shorter than this

      StarStruck - 2011-12-01 13:09

      The Jub Jub (Tender)fund is dragging this one out. I predict a OJ Simpson type of conviction.

      StarStruck - 2011-12-01 13:15

      @procold2 - The OJ case went on for 9 months and he clearly had smart lawyers on his side.

      Impi - 2011-12-01 13:56

      ENOUGH OF THIS!!!! Off to jail now! We simply can't go on like this. Every murderer and criminal (which these two are) are free out in the streets awaiting their f*k!ng appeals. This has to stop. As everybody on here says, there is no "alleged"in this story. They killed the kids, be they sober, drunk or just happy and irresponsible, the kids are dead and they belong in jail!

      Werner - 2011-12-02 07:05

      An honest man with integrity would have apologised to the families of the deceased, and accepted what ever punishment came his way. Obviously this is not such a man....

  • Go - 2011-12-01 12:54

    enough wasting of tax payers money, they guilty and should be jailed for life. whether there were drugs in their system or not, they were the drivers of the vehicless that killed these innocent kids !!!

  • Nosiphom - 2011-12-01 13:06

    "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." Not true. They actuslly DID plough into the group of schoolchildren. What is alleged is the they were under the influence of drugs and they were drug racing. The ploughing into school children is not an allegation, but a fact!

      raegan.mcreed - 2011-12-01 13:26

      @nosiphom, ''actuslly'' W.T.F !!

      Jason - 2011-12-01 14:43

      @raegan.mcreed: REALLY?!? Nosiphom makes a valid point and all you pick up on is a 's' used instead of an 'a'...REALLY??? Get a life, you troll. Nosipho, I was about to write the exact same comment, sometimes the reporting on News24 makes me wonder. Well said.

      nokuthandwa - 2011-12-01 15:41

      @reagan.mcreed, if you look at your computer and see how close the A is to the S, you will see that it was an honest mistake.

      Deon - 2011-12-02 08:56

      They use this "allegedly" a lot in trials untill the verdict is in, strange but true.

  • Jou_Ma - 2011-12-01 13:08

    You have to love the way that criminals, sorry, alleged criminals are protected by our laws. They did not allegedly kill 4 kids, they did. They were not allegedly racing, they were. They were not allegedly under the influence, they were. How difficult is it to find them guilty? How can it be after everything I mentioned, that these 2 are still not locked up? Things should change to guilty until proven innocent...

      En - 2011-12-01 14:05

      It has more to do with media bodies such as News24 protecting themselves legally. If for some reason he is found not guilty, he can sue News24 for millions since they called him a drug user, murderer, etc etc when "he's not". Hence everything is "allegedly"

  • Grant - 2011-12-01 13:24

    The 'accident' happened 22 months ago. Why has the case not yey been concluded? Bear in mind, there will still be countless appeals. I'll say it again ; The SA justice system needs a major overhaul. At present it favours only the wealthy criminal and their lawyers. I recently read of a case in China where a man mugged a tourist in the morning and was quickly arrested. He was tried and convicted in the afternoon and shot that night.

      Craig - 2011-12-01 14:56

      The same happened here during the world cup, Hilton was tried and let go within days, why not this instance, it is an open and shut case.

  • shadung.raymond - 2011-12-01 13:45

    Ahggggg......for the fact that they found illegal drigs in his nasty urine means he is a criminal. So he must face two charges, murder and consuming illegal drugs. We r fed up with this stupid story now!!!!

  • Sunett - 2011-12-01 14:03

    "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." Somebody please tell me how that is relevant? Whether he was high or drunk or not, he still killed 4 innocent kids! Off with his head and get it over with!

  • lynette.pretorius1 - 2011-12-01 14:14

    Drugged or not. They killed 4 children. That should be sufficient enough to sentence them to death, never mind life sentences.

  • Darryl - 2011-12-01 14:25

    Seriously what more F*$!ing evidence do u bloody need. They have got cell phone video clips, witness's that saw it happen, blood tests, urine tests. Honestly the excuses there lawyers are making is just gettin pathetic now. This is my verdict, 1. drag racing-GUILTY!!, 2. under the influence of drugs and alchole- GUILTY!, ploughing into a group of school children and killing 4-GUILTY!! There case closed and i didnt have to go to law school. Just lock these killers up, throw away the key and let the families that lost there young ones be at peace cause this is just getting pathetic.

  • George - 2011-12-01 14:31

    Wonder who the lame, brain dead Magistrate is

  • TheWatcher - 2011-12-01 14:40

    Send him to jail and liquidate his assets (if any) to distribute to the families of the children he killed.

  • Mobby - 2011-12-01 15:20

    They must allegedly be found guilty and allegedly be sent to an alleged JAIL. Tired of this alleged case already.

  • elphaas.mgiba - 2011-12-01 15:25

    Can I be the Judge for this case? I tell you I'll never waist time I'll send Jub Jub and his friend to hell and ask the devil to have them for supper. What they did is very cruel and inhuman, they must be treated as such how can you mix drugs. Causing death through drug and driving is not an accident but expected and invited.

      Deon - 2011-12-02 08:59

      When you cut corners the guilty might get off.

  • Ovie - 2011-12-01 15:31

    Just another wannabe drag racer kid high on drugs. more speedbumps and can someone please make a unit where you blow/suck/take blood and get drug results at road blocks too?

  • Danilla - 2011-12-01 15:33

    cocaine, morphine, paracetamol, doxylamine, tobacco and caffeine. "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." What a very poor poor attorney - drugs in system (some illegal) - speeding - dead children. Guilty as charged. Ag please man - this guy shouldn't even have a case.

      elphaas.mgiba - 2011-12-01 15:40

      the defence attorney is enjoying this really, maybe is the strategy suck Jub Jub and his family money then charge him shame Jub and friend!

  • Ashlesha - 2011-12-01 16:10

    They drove into kids and killed them what more proof is needed before they are convicted. And irrespective of how much drugs they had in their system, they were on drugs!!! send them to jail now. give the families closure.

  • Andrew - 2011-12-01 16:17

    All I can say is their defence lawyers are getting richer by the day and taxpayers are getting poorer with all the postponements and questions which to my mind are irrelavent.

  • Pumie - 2011-12-01 16:33

    buy why? can't this be so simple, if you kill you deserve punishment-jub jub and his friend must just accept responsibility for their action just because they have money, they think they have alot of options.i wish he was my brother - i would just be straight to him.

  • Lourens.Goosen - 2011-12-01 19:52

    jub jub.....soon to become cube cube

  • Lourens.Goosen - 2011-12-01 19:53

    Jub Jub...soon to become cube cube

  • Peter - 2011-12-02 05:46

    The longer this case is drawn out, the more money somebody makes out of it.

  • lovellt - 2011-12-02 09:02

    Such a drag

  • Ian - 2011-12-02 09:03

    dronk en druggie gatte, hang them

  • Ronnie - 2011-12-02 10:01

    if he does get off i hope the public exercise mob justice

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