Taxi dragging victim tells of her ordeal

2012-02-29 12:13
Johannesburg - Sandton advocate Kim McCusker has spoken publicly for the first time about the incident in which she was dragged 700 metres by a minibus taxi five months ago.

The Star reported on Wednesday that McCusker had written a heartfelt letter to all those who helped, supported and prayed for her.

In the letter on her sister's Facebook page, she wrote that she is not fully recovered yet, and requires intensive physiotherapy twice weekly. She battles to walk and is in constant pain, although on some days the pain is more manageable.

"I suppose it is a slow process one has to go through, and good and bad days are expected. One day I hope I will wake up and be ‘back to normal’."


She has been left with "many physical scars which will always be a reminder of this struggle".

She is expected to have knee surgery this week.

McCusker and her fiancé, Lourens Grobler, were involved in a minor accident and road rage incident with minibus taxi driver Matome Thamage while on their way to gym on September 13 last year. She was knocked over by the taxi and dragged underneath it.

She was admitted to ICU and was discharged from hospital before Christmas.

In the letter, McCusker said she was sincerely grateful for all the love and assistance she had received, and wanted to thank everybody – especially Grobler, her family, the staff at Life Fourways Hospital, and those who assisted her after the incident.

"I wanted to write this note to thank everyone for the incredible support I have had over the last five months. I also want to thank you all for your continued interest and concern for me, Lourens and my family. I believe that all this had a vital role to play in my recovery and the fact that I am here today," she wrote.

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