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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.

Comments
  • Justin - 2012-02-14 09:11

    Typical of the municipality!!!!

  • Citroes - 2012-02-14 09:27

    The lawyer was clearly a shyster of some kind - 5 years before you can claim from the RAF? WTF! You claim immediately! I hope this woman gets the help she needs from someone who knows what they're doing.

      Leroy - 2012-02-14 09:51

      there is no recording what he said, it could have been "it can take up to 5 years" , just cause its in the news paper does not make it accurate and true :P

  • Matthew - 2012-02-14 12:16

    What was the kid doing in the road in the 1st place? Was she playing? And why was'nt the mother paying closer attention?

      Geraldene - 2012-02-14 14:42

      'what was the kid doing in the road, in the first place' you are surely kidding? She was probably playing in the road because in Phillipi the residents MORE THAN LIKELY do not have 1500 square metre fenced properties with swimming pools and swings and slides, so......kids have nowhere else to play. Perhaps I am wrong, and you can enlighten me and the readers?

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