Reports: Mmemezi's driver failed VIP test

Thomas Ferreira is still receiving intensive rehabilitation therapy after the accident in 2011.

Humphrey Mmemezi. Picture: Taurai Maduna/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Former Gauteng MEC Humphrey Mmemezi isn't commenting on reports that the driver of his blue light vehicle who knocked down teenager Thomas Ferreira failed his advanced driving VIP protection course twice.

The Star is reporting that Joseph Semitjie, who is accused of reckless and negligent driving, failed the test before and after the accident in 2011.

Ferreira's motorcycle collided with Mmemezi's blue light vehicle at a traffic light in Krugersdorp in 2011.

He was left with brain damage and other serious injuries.

Thomas' father Paul says he is still receiving intensive rehabilitation therapy.

"There's no change, initially he was doing better, and we take turns looking after him because we can't leave him on his own. He's still very impulsive and aggressive, but that goes hand in hand with the injury."

Earlier this year, the family said they were frustrated because there was no indication if government would assist them with medical bills.

Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane had promised to assist the family with medical costs especially since Ferreira was moved to a rehabilitation centre.