Jub Jub resisted giving way to injured pupils in ambulance

2010-12-17 14:19

Musician Molemo “Jub Jub” Maarohanye and his co-accused, Themba Tshabalala, were forced out of an ambulance to make way for seriously injured pupils shortly after the crash, the Protea Magistrates’ Court heard today.

“They could walk on their own and the children were lying on the floor,” Selina Dasheka testified.

She said a group of residents at the scene removed the two men from the ambulance and allowed the injured children to be taken to hospital.

“He said that he was not afraid of anyone,” she added.

Dasheka said the musician left his car and did not check the extent to which the children were injured.

“The group of people fetched him while he was leaving the scene and told him to wait for the police and face what he had done.”

Dasheka, who witnessed the accident that killed Andile Mtombeni, Phomelelo Masemelo, Mlungisi Cwayi and Prince Mahube, earlier testified that she could barely recognise her neighbour’s child who was allegedly hit by Maarohanye’s car.

Fumani Mushanana (17) and Frank Mlabo (18) suffered serious injuries, including brain damage.

“The bodies of the kids looked so scary because they were bleeding. I just couldn’t look at them,” said Dasheka, who was walking on the road when the accident happened.

“He grew up in front of me, but I didn’t recognise him as I was crying.”

Her neighbour, the mother of Cwayi, had come to her to ask for information about the accident.

“Mlungisi’s mother came to my house and asked me what the children who were killed in the accident were wearing,” the court heard.

Dasheka said the mother started crying when she told her that the children were wearing red school jerseys.

“She started crying and she punched me so hard that I could not catch my breath and then stormed out of my house.”

On March 9, Dasheka accompanied her to the police station when Cwayi had not come home.

It was there that Cwayi’s death was confirmed.

Dasheka was the fourth witness to take the stand at the musician’s trial.

Maarohanye and Themba Tshabalala were allegedly racing Mini Coopers at the time of the accident.

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