N12 brick-throwing victim to return home

Caden Slabbert in hospital. Pic: Krugersdorp News

Caden Slabbert in hospital. Pic: Krugersdorp News

Caden Slabbert, 8, will be leaving the Netcare Rehabilitation Hospital in Auckland Park, Johannesburg on Friday, July 31.

Caden was struck by a brick while travelling on the N12, near The Glen Shopping Centre, on April 30. His father Justin Slabbert said Caden has made progress in his treatment, but he is still waiting for scheduled surgery to replace part of his skull, Benoni City Times reported.

“He is walking and talking and doing very well,” said Slabbert.

“He will leave the rehabilitation hospital, but he will be an out-patient while still attending regular check-ups”.

Slabbert is not sure when his son will return to school.

“He has passed psychological assessments, and maybe he will return to school next year,” he said.

No one has been arrested in connection with the brick-throwing incident, and Slabbert said the police were just a “joke” in dealing with the case.

“I have not been called about anything; the brick was taken in for DNA tests, and I offered all the information I could,” said Justin.

The family has not been able to claim from the Roads Agency because they were told no other car was involved and that it was not an accident.

– Caxton News Service


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