Woman dragged by taxi finally out of hospital

She received two months of in-hospital treatment and will still be nursed at home by her mother

A young Johannesburg advocate who was hit and dragged by a taxi in Lonehill two months ago has been discharged from hospital, her sister said on social networking site Facebook.

“She was very eager to be back with her family and fiancé and her doctors were more than happy to discharge her,” Julia McCusker said on a 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 fiancé, Lourens Grobler, were travelling in.

Thamage has appeared in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court facing 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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