Two people were arrested in Germiston for selling fraudulent medical certificates to the public.
The pair were arrested in a joint operation by the Health Professions Council of South Africa’s (HPCSA) Inspectorate Office, Ekurhuleni East Organised Crime Unit, the Flying Squad and the Community Active Security.
IMPOSTERS CHARGED WITH FRAUD
According to the HPCSA, the team discovered that Abel Sithole and Kedibone Mavis Ramunyai were selling fraudulent medical certificates o the public.
Furthermore, Sithole was selling the medical certificates under the name of Dr J Dominic and Ramunyai, under the name of Dr AS Semambo.
“The two suspects were taken into custody at the Germiston SAPS. They were both charged with fraud and being in contravention of Section 39(1)(a) of the Health Professions Act, (Act 56 of 1974),”said the HPCSA.
The two are set to appear before the Germiston Magistrate Court.
The HPCSA believes that working in collaboration with law enforcement agencies, other regulatory bodies, the media and the general public, is a collective responsibility to ensure that illegal practitioners are exposed and most importantly reported, so that they may be prosecuted.
FAKE DOCTOR ACCUSED OF ‘SWINDLING’ HIS PATIENTS
Meanwhile, earlier this year, a man accused of practising as a ‘fake doctor’ was busted by SAPS.
The 29-year-old had his luxury BMW seized for good measure.
A provincial tracking team in Limpopo swooped on the bogus practitioner on Wednesday 2 March 2022, after complaints were raised by some of his victims.
The cheeky charlatan developed a habit of swindling his female clients, taking up to R40 000 off people he was illegally treating as patients.
By splashing the cash and continuing his swindling spree, this fake doctor made several ‘enemies’ who were hellbent on bringing him to justice.
The young fraudster operated in these FIVE areas:
“The 29-year-old alleged bogus doctor was arrested by the Provincial Tracking team in Mankweng this morning after receiving information about a man who was swindling money from unsuspecting female victims around Polokwane, Mankweng, Tzaneen, Botlokwa and Senwabarwana,”said police.