Company gives victim the cold shoulder

2010-07-03 14:15

Transport company Super

Group ­continues to give car accident victim Sizwe Ngwenya the runaround.

This is despite the company

promising to resolve its dispute with ­Ngwenya three months ago over the payment

of damages that left him with a shortfall of R98 475.

Super Group also made empty

promises to meet with Ngwenya and resolve the ­issue.

Last week, Super Group’s

chief operating ­officer Hendrik Barnards claimed that ­attorneys representing

the company were ­attending to the matter.

However, he failed to

provide Hotline with the attorneys’ details.

Ngwenya decided to contact

Hotline ­after Barnard cancelled another meeting to discuss settlement.

A frustrated Ngwenya said

the situation was causing him sleepless nights.

He said: “This situation

has caused so much pain.

“I still have hope that

Hotline will pull all strings to help me with this recovery. I am a patient

man.”

Ngwenya’s troubles with

Super Group ­started when he was travelling in his Nissan X-Trail in City Deep,

Johannesburg.

A truck owned by Super

Group hit his car on the ­driver’s side and caused serious ­damage.

The driver of the truck

admitted that he was responsible for the accident. ­Ngwenya said this was

confirmed by metro police at the scene.

The driver reported the

accident to his ­employer but the company refused to ­accept the report as proof

of its liability ­until Hotline intervened in April.



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