Taxi hit-and-drag victim discharged from hospital

2011-11-28 07:27

A young Johannesburg advocate who was hit and dragged by a taxi in Lonehill two months ago has been discharged from hospital.

“She was very eager to be back with her family and fiance, and her doctors were more than happy to discharge her,” Kim McCusker’s sister, Julia, said on a Facebook support group wall at the weekend.

“One reason for this is that my mom is a very experienced nursing sister and is more than capable of taking care of Kim at home.”

McCusker was discharged from Fourways Life hospital on Thursday.

She was hit by Matome Thamage’s minibus taxi in September after it crashed into the vehicle she and her fiance, Lourens Grobler, were travelling in.

Thamage has appeared in the Randburg Magistrates’ Court on a charge of attempted murder.

He claimed in court he was being assaulted by Grobler and merely tried to avoid the attack when he rammed into McCusker.

Grobler also appeared in court on an assault charge last month and had his case postponed to December 8.

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