Sentencing due in Thomas Ferreira case

The man convicted of knocking over Thomas Ferreira, leaving him brain damaged, will be sentenced today.

Thomas Ferreira, now 20 years old, was hit by a car in which former Gauteng Housing MEC Humphrey Mmemezi was being transported in 2011.

JOHANNESBURG - The sentencing of a man convicted of knocking down Thomas Ferreira in Roodepoort, leaving him brain damaged, is due to get underway in the Krugersdorp Magistrates Court this afternoon.

Ferreira, now 20 years old, was hit was hit by a car in which former Gauteng Housing MEC Humphrey Mmemezi was being transported in 2011.

Driver Joseph Semitjie was found guilty of reckless and negligent driving last December.

Semitjie is back in court today with a new attorney, Thomas Mahlobogoane.

Earlier Mahlobogoane told Magistrate Abdul Khan he still needed time to get court records from a clerk before proceedings could resume.

Mahlobogoane, who was appointed by Semitjie in January, claims he asked the clerk for the records in the same month but has still not received them.

Semitjie has also been convicted of failure to offer assistance to Ferreira after knocking him down as well as malicious damage to property.

Ferreira's mother Priscilla is in court for today's proceedings.