Jub Jub trial adjourns

The trial of Molemo “Jub Jub” Maarohanye and co-accused Temba Tshabalala was adjourned in the Protea Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.

This was to allow a police officer from the crime intelligence cyber-unit to obtain files to prepare for his continued cross-examination on Wednesday.

Magistrate Brian Nemabidi — after a request from state prosecutor Raymond Mathenjwa — ordered that the man not be named for “security reasons”.

The officer was responsible for copying on to DVD a downloaded version of a cellphone recording showing Maarohanye and Tshabalala allegedly drag racing. The DVD footage was again played to the court on Tuesday.

The footage belongs to an 18-year-old witness testifying against the two men.

Maarohanye and Tshabalala face charges of murder, 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 in Mdlalose Street, in Protea North, on March 8 last year.

Four children were killed and two others suffered severe injuries, including brain damage.

The trial continues on Wednesday. — Sapa

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