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Burnt man making recovery

Garth du Preez (22), who was set alight in his car, is starting to make a good recovery. On June 21, Garth was stopped at the intersection of Main Reef and Commando roads while metro officers allowed a funeral procession to pass. As he stopped at the intersection, a 29-year-old man threw a brick through …

Garth du Preez (22), who was set alight in his car, is starting to make a good recovery.

On June 21, Garth was stopped at the intersection of Main Reef and Commando roads while metro officers allowed a funeral procession to pass.

As he stopped at the intersection, a 29-year-old man threw a brick through his window and poured petrol over the Garth before setting him alight.
Gareth, Garth’s father, says that his son woke up from sedation.

“Bandages from his left hand were removed, and although there is dead skin, it is healing well,” says Gareth.

He adds that the left side of his face is also healing well and his eyelashes are growing back.

“There is scarring on the right side of his face, and his chest and right hand will need skin grafting.”

The accused appeared in the regional court on July 8, and was remanded while the case transferred back to the court in Sophiatown.

At the time of the incident, the accused was out on bail after smashing another motorist’s window.

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