Toddler needs prosthetic leg after crash

2012-02-14 09:03
Cape Town - City of Cape Town officials have denied knowing anything about an incident in which a little girl was run over by a municipal refuse removal truck, resulting in her losing her leg.

Iviwe Mehlo, 3, from Philippi had to have her leg amputated after the accident in 2010, reported Eyewitness News.

Her mother, Mandisa, said she was worried about the child’s future as she had to be carried around everywhere and could not play with other children.

Mandisa said Iviwe was getting too heavy to be carried around on her back.

She said she wanted Iviwe to be fitted with a prosthetic leg and to be able to go to school one day.

Mehlo said a lawyer told her she could only claim from the Road Accident Fund in five years’ time.

City officials say they have no record of the incident.

Police officials confirmed the incident and said a case docket had been sent to the senior public prosecutor for a decision.
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