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Lonehill taxi driver returns to court

2012-02-28 07:51

Johannesburg - A minibus taxi driver who allegedly hit a young advocate and dragged her under his taxi is scheduled to appear in the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

Patlet Matome Thamage, 30, faces charges of attempted murder after he allegedly struck Kim McCusker and dragged her several hundred metres along Lonehill Boulevard, in northern Johannesburg, on September 13 last year.

McCusker remained in hospital for two months afterwards and had to undergo extensive skin grafts to repair the injuries she sustained.

Thamage claimed he drove off because he was fleeing an assault from her fiancé, Lourens Grobler, after his taxi crashed into the bakkie the couple were travelling in.

Thamage claimed he did not realise McCusker was under his vehicle when he drove away.

He was previously granted R5 000 bail.

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Comments
  • Larry - 2012-02-28 08:14

    This lying Toad needs to be locked up. No remorse and a danger to society.

  • Lyndatjie - 2012-02-28 08:52

    If he didn't know that he hit her or that she was under his taxi - he sure as hell still needs to be taken off the road because NOBODY THAT STUPID should be allowed behind a wheel! Take his license and make him work in the trauma unit for a year so that he can see the result of taxi drivers and their COMPLETE LACK of conscience when let loose on our roads. Make him pay!

  • John - 2012-02-28 09:23

    Eshh ...If I can that Taxi driver in Lonehill again...hmmm Matome, I'll make you as badge on the "Leaping Frog" shopping center sign there. Dragging 700 meter someone beneath your Hiace...and you didn't notice? Don't show your face in Diepsloot or Lion Park either.

  • Robert - 2012-02-28 10:06

    Lock him up and throw away the key, these guys need to be taught a lesson as well as discipline

  • Ashen - 2012-02-28 10:54

    B@stard!

  • brionyl.french - 2012-02-28 11:11

    This Thamang is a liar, what about the child he knocked down too... He has knocked down two pedestrians and now he needs to pay with his freedom... Stick him Leeukop and let the real murderers kill him...

  • Mohsin - 2012-02-28 12:00

    I HAVE LEARNT TO TRY & BE AS TOLERANT AS POSSIBLE WITH TAXI DRIVERS BUT IF THE TAXI REALLY DOES SOMETHING STUPID HE WOULD'NT BE DRIVING FOR A LONG TIME

  • Shellerjc - 2012-02-28 13:29

    @Brian, and our public trasnsport is a shambles ....... WHY!! Look who is in charge. I say no more.

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