Matric hit by MEC's car 'brain damaged'

2011-12-07 10:07
Pretoria - The matric pupil who was knocked off his motorbike by a Gauteng MEC’s vehicle a month ago has apparently suffered permanent brain damage.

Paul Ferreira, father of Thomas, 18, told Beeld on Tuesday they have received the report of his son’s latest brain scan.

“The doctor said it looks as if he will have permanent brain damage,” he said.

At this stage it not possible to determine the extent of the damage or the effect it will have on his life, Ferreira said. His son is still in a semi-coma.

Thomas was hit by the official car of Human Settlement MEC Humphrey Mmemezi on November 5.

Three days later Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane offered to bear the medical costs, but the family has not yet heard from her office.

Thomas’s rehabilitation could cost R100 000 a month, excluding medication.

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