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Bogus doctors arrested in Hawks raids across Cape Town

Jun 15, 2018
Bogus doctors arrested in Hawks raids across Cape Town

A multi-faceted operation by the Western Cape Hawks, Crime Intelligence, SAPS Forensic Science Laboratory and Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has led to the arrest of six bogus doctors, aged between 33 and 49 years. 

"Almost 15 premises were subjected to a search and seizure operation after it transpired that the alleged doctors were practicing without valid licenses," said HAWKS Spokesperson, Brigadier Hangwane Mulaudzi

"The operations was carried out at various medical practices and private homes in Bellville, Paarl, Embekweni, Khayelitsha, and Philippi.

"Volumes of medication, documents and electronic devices were seized for further investigation."

He said that two of the suspects are expected to appear on Friday in the Philippi and Khayelitsha Magistrates’ Courts respectively, whilst the rest are to appear in different courts on Monday.  

"The suspects face an array of charges for violating the Health Professions Act, other related medical acts, fraud, forgery and uttering as well as money laundering."