Jub Jub murder trial postponed

2011-07-11 14:22

Johannesburg - The trial of musician Molemo "Jub Jub" Maarohanye and co-accused Temba Tshabalala was postponed to July 14 in the Protea Magistrate's Court on Monday.

State prosecutor Raymond Mathenjwa asked to have it postponed to Thursday because he was not available until then.

Four teenagers were killed when a car ploughed into a group of schoolchildren, while Maarohanye and Tshabalala were allegedly drag racing their Mini Coopers in Mdlalose Street, Protea North, on March 8 last year.

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

The four who were killed in the accident, all suffered head and neck injuries, forensic pathologist Dr James Blair Mwesigwa told the court. He conducted post mortems on the four bodies on March 9 2010.

He said all the bodies had blood in all three ventricles of the brain, which was an indication that they had sustained massive injuries to the head.

Partially decapitated

The first body he examined had its skull crushed on the left side. There was also blood oozing from the ears and nose.

Mwesigwa said the examination of the second body revealed that the boy had not died on impact.

"He gasped and groaned before he died."

The boy's skull had also shifted from the spine. He said this was the same thing that happened when someone was hung.

The third body had been partially decapitated. If the impact had been a little bit harder the head would have been completely decapitated, Mwesigwa said. Only the skin was still attaching the head to the body.

The fourth body had multiple injuries. A bone had pierced the boy's heart rupturing it. His liver had also ruptured and his kidneys had failed.

Mwesigwa drew pictures for the court to explain the injuries the bodies had sustained.

He was being cross examined by Maarohanye's defence lawyer Ike Motloung.

  • EasyAs - 2011-07-11 14:34

    lock up the bastards and throw away the keys! those poor poor children..

  • Sue - 2011-07-11 14:37

    how long will this still go on? They should be tried and jailed, end of story.

  • Toetsen - 2011-07-11 14:48

    Finish the trial already...& the only verdict we expecting is GUILTY as they look,period.

  • daaivark - 2011-07-11 14:48

    I agree with the comments thus far. The prosecutor should be obliged to make himself available, This case has dragged on and on, through postponement after postponement, either from the defence or now from the prosecution. Get it over with now.

  • mike - 2011-07-11 14:50

    what can I say

  • CNA-LOL-BS - 2011-07-11 14:57

    They will most probably - sadly come off the whole thing like all the other "stars" did - mandoza has also killed a couple of people because of his speeding.......

  • Bok Fan - 2011-07-11 14:59

    Juju's murderous friends live to grin and pose another day. This is also the way the yob league intends driving the economy. All Reckless fun and games ending in tragedy and tears.

  • Michael - 2011-07-11 15:35

    This case will drag on for years to come while perpetrators are busy making plans, planting seeds to evade jail time. PS: There should be an ONLINE directory of imprisoned criminals (sex offenders)and their status and how long do they have to serve to keep public aware they are ACTUALLY behind bars and not out on probation.

  • Ruffstuff - 2011-07-11 15:42

    Did they crash into those 4 children or not? - That is the question - who crashed into them? Were they all killed? Those are the certainties - delay delay delay - lawyers collect and collect and collect. Families do not get closure - South African justice for some is appalling.

  • biskit - 2011-07-11 15:44

    As long as cash is available to spend on this case - Thats how long it will take...when the money eventually drys up - and the Justice system has taken all from Jub Jub's family + friends the case will end and Jub Jub will go to Jail for 10 or 20 depending outcome of positive tests for drugs. The guy is guilty everyone knows but what is relevant is he didnt purposely kill with intent...he never put his foot flat on the peddal when he saw the kids so he could knock them down and kill them...he lost control and did what he did. Go to Jail for awhile you'll be safer in 10 or 20 most people would have forgot or hopefully forgiven - let this be a lesson to all young people out there. Drinking and driving is never a good idea

  • derkus - 2011-07-11 15:58

    this case is really becoming a joke

  • changeisGood - 2011-07-11 16:26

    when is this piece of oxygen thief going to be convicted and thrown into jail! Junkie! Papa wag vir jou pretty Boy. I am sure everyone is going to want a piece of you, plus o pakile!

  • Natascha Vogelaar - 2011-07-12 14:54

    Ahh the classic case of 'DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM?' Because Jub Jub is a celeb he most likely won't go to jail or suffer the consequences for what he's done to those kids. Our judicial system is a JOKE!!!!

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