Taxi driver’s dragging assault case delayed

2012-07-31 18:33

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He said outside the court that he intended asking that the case against his client be provisionally withdrawn.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

  • zak.cebi - 2012-07-31 19:16

    This is crazy *beneath the taxi* how could he do such a thing

      Wally Walters - 2012-07-31 19:48

      anti haas

  • Khumo Mashifane - 2012-07-31 19:35

    i doubt he woke up that morning and decided that one of the important things to do that day is to drag the victim underneath his taxi

      yar.wellnofine - 2012-08-06 20:35

      @Khumo Did you forget that this is not the first time he has done it?

  • Selape Lentswana - 2012-07-31 20:19

    true Khumo

  • Donne.3 - 2012-08-01 09:48

    As if poor Kim hasnt been through enough, she has to deal with a dragging court case along with her recovery process.

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  • Sithembele Gcule - 2015-04-10 16:21

    KM I concur with you no one can just decide to do such cruel thing. Taxi drivers are the same in most countries and this was guys was so scarred after what happened.

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