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Blue-light accident victim Thomas Ferreira is making such good progress that he managed to shoot an impala over the weekend.
Ferreira and his family spent a few days on a game farm near Pongola, in northern KwaZulu-Natal, his mother Priscilla told Beeld.
Before he was seriously injured in an accident last November, he was an avid sportsman and marksman.
The 19-year-old went hunting with his father on Sunday morning and shot a 30kg impala with a .270 hunting rifle, from 120 metres.
On November 5, 2011 Gauteng local government and housing MEC Humphrey Mmemezi's official vehicle, a BMW X5, knocked him off his motorbike.
He sustained head injuries and spent weeks in a coma. According to his mother, he visits a biokineticist twice a week. He has improved use of his right arm and leg, which were broken in the accident.
“He's more talkative, says what he's feeling and his sleeping patterns have normalised. He does two hours of studying per day, and at the moment we're focusing on matric Afrikaans,” she told Beeld.
The driver of the blue-light vehicle, Joseph Modomai Semietjie, a member of the police's VIP unit, would be criminally prosecuted, and disciplined internally. – Sapa