Technical glitches halt Jub Jub trial

The trial of murder accused Molemo “Jub Jub” Maarohanye and Themba Tshabalala was postponed in the Protea Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

Magistrate Brian Nemabidi said he was postponing the case to Friday because of technical difficulties.

Proceedings were delayed for about two-and-a-half hours so state prosecutor Raymond Mathenjwa could sort out technical difficulties relating to a video to be shown in court.

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

They were allegedly drag-racing when one of their Mini Coopers ploughed into a group of schoolchildren on Mdlalose Drive in Protea North on March 8 last year.

Four children died in the accident and two others suffered severe injuries, including brain damage.

Recording
Earlier, 18-year-old witness Ntokozo Mahlangu testified that she took out her cellphone and started recording when she saw cars driving parallel to one another.

She had been standing at the corner of Mdlalose Drive with friends at the time.

She told the court she recognised “Jub Jub” as one of the drivers.

She gave a copy of the video to an unidentified journalist the night of the accident.


Police received the video in July last year, she said. — Sapa

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