Taxi driver’s dragging assault case delayed

2012-07-31 18:33
Matome Thamage (Beeld)

Matome Thamage (Beeld)

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Johannesburg - The case against a taxi driver accused of knocking down a woman on Lonehill Drive was postponed by the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

Magistrate George Andrews postponed the case against taxi driver Matome Thamage until August 30 to enable the defence to make representations to the senior prosecutor.

Thamage's lawyer Oliver Moeti said he received the case docket only on Monday and wanted to make representations based on the docket.

He said outside the court that he intended asking that the case against his client be provisionally withdrawn.

Thamage is accused of knocking down advocate Kim McCusker and dragging her underneath his taxi.

He has claimed he was fleeing an assault by her the man who is now her husband, Lourens Grobler, after he almost collided with their car, and did not know that McCusker was being dragged beneath the taxi.

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