Musician, Molemo "Jub Jub" Maarohanye, and his co-accused, Themba Tshabalala, are expected to learn their fate in the Protea Magistrate's Court, in
Magistrate Brian Nemavhidi postponed the matter on Friday to avoid a disjuncture in the judgment. Maarohanye and Tshabalala were allegedly drag-racing in Protea North, in March 2010, when they crashed into a group of schoolchildren killing four and injuring two of them.
They are charged with murder, reckless driving, driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, and failing to assess the injuries of the victims. Both have pleaded not guilty.
Nemavhidi says one of the Metro police officers who testified during the trial, talked about how drag-racing in the township has become a norm.
He says the Metro officer noticed that Tshabalala reeked of alcohol, while Jub Jub was rubbing his nose. This led to both the accused being tested for alcohol and drugs.
Tshabalala tested positive for alcohol while nothing was found in Jub Jub's system. However, they both tested positive for morphine and cocaine. Nemavhidi is expected to deliver his verdict today.