Jub Jub case postponed

2010-04-07 10:43

Molemo “Jub Jub” Maarohanye and Themba Tshabalala’s case was postponed in the Protea Magistrates Court this morning to allow for further investigation into the circumstances of a crash in which four school children were killed in the area.

In contrast to previous appearances when protesters stretched police resources, Maarohanye and Tshabalala appeared relaxed as the case was set for May 28 in the same court.

Maarohanye and Tshabalala were accused of killing four school boys while driving their Mini-Coopers on March 8.

The prosecution had said preliminary tests showed the two men had cocaine and morphine in their system. Tshabalala was also twice over the legal alcohol limit.

They faced charges of murder, reckless or negligent driving and driving under the influence of alcohol and each received R10?000 bail in a hearing last month that saw hundreds of students protesting outside the court.

National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Mthunzi Mhaga said outside the court that the Director of Public Prosecutions would have to decide whether the case should be moved to a regional or a high court and to confirm the charge. “And by 28 May we will be done,” he said. – Sapa

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