Taxi driver dragging case back in court

2015-04-10 05:24

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Johannesburg - Taxi driver Matome Thamage, accused of knocking down a woman and dragging her underneath his taxi in Fourways on Lonehill Drive, was expected back in the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Friday.

The incident, which occurred in September 2011, left young advocate Kim McCusker badly injured and scarred. 

McCusker and her then fiance, Lourens Grobler were on their way to the gym when Thamage's taxi almost struck the back of their car.

Thamage, McCusker and Grobler were involved in a confrontation and Thamage sped off. 

He claimed to have been fleeing an assault by Grobler and said he did not know that McCusker was under his taxi.

She was dragged under the taxi for about 700m.

Thamage was arrested and charged with attempted murder and reckless or negligent driving. 

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