Cape Town – The mother of Taytim-Lee Hendricks says nobody would understand her pain knowing that the man allegedly responsible for her child’s death was granted bail at the Bishop Lavis Magistrate’s Court this week.
National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Eric Ntabazalila said Gershwin Jacobs was released on R3 000 bail on Wednesday morning.
“Gershwin Jacobs appeared at the Bishop Lavis Magistrate’s Court charged with culpable homicide. He was granted bail of R5 000 which was reduced to R3 000 with conditions attached. The conditions include that he must not visit Bonteheuwel and Valhalla Park and must stay at an alternative address.”
The case was postponed to 22 February 2023 for further investigation.
Taytim-Lee was killed in an apparent drunk-driving incident in Bonteheuwel on Sunday when Jacobs allegedly struck the matriculant and another pedestrian.
Taytim-Lee was flung into the air and landed on the roof of a residence in Bluegum Street and hours later succumbed to her injuries while at hospital.
Her mother, Mishka Adams, in a social media post emotionally told of how disappointed she was that Jacobs was granted bail.
“Yes, I do know that God took my child away. I’m in pain and have a right to say what I want to. She was my child and was taken away and yes she is in a better place and we shouldn’t ask why but we’re all human.
“But the guy that knocked my child over… got bail. He is going to his wife and his kids. My child is never coming home. She had such a bright future ahead of her and he took that away.
“Nobody will understand what I’m going through, losing my child. The only people who will feel that pain is people that went through the same thing,” said Adams.