Urine evidence holds up Jub Jub trial

2011-10-13 22:39

Johannesburg - The murder trial of Molemo "Jub Jub" Maarohanye and Themba Tshabalala was postponed by the Protea Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

The trial was put off to November 30 for the State to call a witness who would testify about the results of urine samples taken from the accused.

The State had called two forensic analysts who confirmed they analysed the urine sample. They, however, did not know the outcome because the case was not assigned to them.

Raymond Ndzo and Pheletso Makoro told the court that they only operated the machine to analyse the samples.

A witness, who was not at court on Thursday, was the one who knew the outcome of the tests as the case was assigned to her, they said.

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

They ploughed into a group of school children, killing four and injuring two in March 20l0, while allegedly drag racing in Mdlalose Road, Protea North, Soweto.

  • Grant - 2011-10-13 23:57

    The bottom line is there will never be a conviction in this case. -The charges should have been man-slaughter not murder as the accused did not plan to kill anyone. -The fact that the state witness was not in court after all this time. The saying "If you're connected, you're protected" comes to mind...

      J.J.Loubser - 2011-10-14 08:58

      Dear Grant, Last night I came into your house, intending to steal your property. I did not plan to kill anybody. I carried my knife in my hand for my own protection. When you scared me by switching on the lights and screaming at me, I was in such a state that I stabbed you to death. Please understand that I did not plan to kill anyone, least of all you. RIP Grant, killing someone during the commission of an illegal act (criminalised action) = MURDER. JUB-JUB & CO had consumed Alcohol (not illegal) and Drugs (Illegal) and gotten into their cars to Drive (Illegal - if under the influence) and driven at High Speed (Illegal - if exceeding the posted speed limit or alternatively 60km/h in residential zones) and driven Wrecklessly (Illegal) and through their action directly Caused the Death (Illegal) of 4 Young People. The fact that he might not have planned this or wanted this to happen does not outweigth the fact that his ILLEGAL ACTIONS (even just one of them) had a very high probability of resulting in exactly this outcome, as is widely Published by Various Law Enforcement Bodies, Government Projects & Community Projects.

      Ann - 2011-10-14 11:03

      What gets me in this case is that this case is dragging on-and-on ad-nauseaum. It is costing the tax payers a fortune and the poor parents of those who have lost children or have to deal with children with permanent damage are being ignored and not in the slightest being considered in this matter. Jub Jub actually couldn't care less - he arrives at court, dressed to the nines and thinks he is just the "bees knees". It is a fashion ramp - he swans in late and does just as he pleases. IT IS SICKENING!!!!

  • Shaunsmith337 - 2011-10-14 07:16

    Only in Africa!!! One would think that the prosecutor would have at least known who to supoena! WTF!

  • John - 2011-10-14 07:44

    This is a reflection of how useless our prosecutors are. So what if they raced, were or were not drunk, they killed four kids with their car.

  • Michelle - 2011-10-14 07:51

    Get on with it now!! They did it, they must be punished for it... whats the hold up???

  • rita.dutoit1 - 2011-10-14 08:12

    let the families sort them out! Not the not our poor justice system

  • eric.vanvuuren - 2011-10-14 08:26

    Mdlalose Road, Protea North, Soweto.??????? Since when is Soweto any where near Pta North?

      Deon - 2011-10-14 08:49

      Protea like the cricketers, not Pretoria.

  • YorkHunt - 2011-10-14 09:51

    Has anyone explored the connections between Malema and Jub Jub? What about Mama Jackie and the ANC? I expect we will see a travesty of justice here.

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