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My car didn't have blood on it: Jub Jub

2011-12-05 20:00

Johannesburg - There was no trace of blood on musician Molemo "Jub Jub" Maarohanye's car after it crashed, the Protea Magistrate's Court heard on Monday.

"I am sure I did not hit the kids, because my car did not have body damage or blood on it," Maarohanye told the court.

Maarohanye and co-accused Themba Tshabalala are on trial on charges of murder, attempted murder and driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

Their Mini Coopers allegedly crashed into a group of schoolchildren during a drag race in Protea North on March 8 last year.

Four children were killed and two others were seriously injured in the crash.

On Monday, prosecutor Raymond Mathenjwa challenged Maarohanye's testimony that a bystander assaulted Tshabalala after the accident.

He said Tshabalala disputed that he was assaulted.

Mathenjwa put it to Maarohanye that Tshabalala said he overtook him before the crash and heard a bang while driving on the left hand side of the road.

However, Maarohanye testified earlier that he was the one driving on the left side.

He said Tshabalala had crashed into the right rear side of his car while driving in the right lane of the road for oncoming cars.

He said he did not crash into the schoolchildren, but hit a curb and then a tree before having a blackout.

"I know I didn't [hit the children] because when I heard the bang I was looking forward and hit a curb," he said.

"I didn't hit anybody. When I hit the tree there was no one I had hit," said Maarohanye.

Maarohanye denied that he was racing and was under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

He denied that Tshabalala was his friend and said he was merely someone he knew through an artist signed to his record label.

The trial was postponed until Tuesday for defence attorneys to acquire transcripts of testimony given about the position of the Mini Coopers before they crashed.

Comments
  • Samantha - 2011-12-05 20:26

    there's a special place in hell for both of you- if the families of those children don't get you first

  • Larry - 2011-12-05 20:31

    This Child killer should not be getting any space now. Not even breathing space.

  • Comrade - 2011-12-05 20:32

    HOW WOULD HE KNOW...HE WAS STONED!!!

  • martin.gee.godfrey - 2011-12-05 21:21

    He'll say anything to get off the hook... pity there are witnesses and blood samples etc etc... Apparently he is defending himself, if that is the case he has a fool for a client...

  • Renier - 2011-12-05 21:21

    At the end of the day incidents like these happen because there is no active Law Enforcement. People have no fear for the Law as it might only be enforced after "an incident" and nobody expects things to go wrong. It takes at least two people to race, when things go wrong both must accept equal responsibility. The absence of blood on one of the cars is no proof that that car did not hit someone. This should not be a mitigating factor for the driver of the "bloodless" car. They deserve nothing less than the full might of the LAW!

  • salome.bezuidenhout - 2011-12-05 21:25

    How do you hit a curb and a tree and no damage to your car?

  • Shoe - 2011-12-05 21:37

    Utterly disgusting little piece of thrash!!! I'm glad I do not even know what cheap music this creep sings. Never wanna hear it.

  • emgro.natrology - 2011-12-05 21:39

    The game that ppl can play in our courts!

  • TheWatcher - 2011-12-05 21:59

    isn't there a video of this? Or is that another case?

  • Hopalong - 2011-12-05 22:05

    Does it matter who's car hit the children? They are dead because of reckless driving by BOTH drivers!!! Disgusting that they are even showing their faces. Shame on both of them. There are NO mitigating circumstances Show offs and gangsters the both of them.

  • Boer - 2011-12-05 22:08

    your car might not have blood on it , but your hands do

  • Cindy - 2011-12-06 08:39

    self-absorbed little cretin! @ Comrade & Boer, you are both so right. This spoiled little brat, under the influence of drugs and alcohol, chose to race against a friend/acquaintance, in high a performance car, in a built-up area........... whether he killed any of the victims is a mute point, the "common purpose" doctrine should apply. They shared a purpose (drag racing against each other, drinking & taking drugs) and are thus equally guilty of the offence. Any reasonable person would have known that the combination of these factors was going to lead to a bad ending

  • Monique - 2011-12-06 10:50

    He claims that he had no body damage to his car but then he says he hit a curb and a tree before having a blackout....he obviously has a very special car. He deserves suffer for killing those innocent kids!

  • Hendrik - 2011-12-06 13:36

    So he 'hits a curb & then a tree and then has a blackout'. But knows exactly what did NOT happen after he had the blackout? What a nauseating waste of oxygen this piece of dung is!!!!!!!

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