Taxi dragging case postponed

2012-05-03 14:49
Johannesburg - The case against a taxi driver accused of the attempted murder of a young advocate in Johannesburg was postponed by the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

Magistrate George Andrews told Matome Thamage to return to the court on July 30 and 31, when the State would call its witnesses.

On 13 September 2011 Thamage's taxi hit and dragged Kim McCusker for several hundred metres along Lonehill Boulevard, Fourways. She was in hospital for two months afterwards and underwent extensive skin grafts.

Thamage claimed he drove off because he was fleeing an assault by her fiancé Lourens Grobler, after his taxi almost crashed into the couple's bakkie during morning traffic.

Thamage has claimed he did not realise McCusker was under his vehicle when he drove away. Thamage's bail was extended until the next court date.

He stood quietly in the dock with his arms folded, wearing a navy blue T-shirt.

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