News24

Brothers cheat health department

2012-03-01 09:00

Johannesburg - A man who allegedly used his sibling's identity to get a job was arrested along with his brother in Durban Central on Wednesday, the KwaZulu-Natal health department said.

Spokesperson Chris Maxon said one of the brothers applied for a job as an emergency worker with the Durban emergency medical and rescue service.

The application was successful, but when he was meant to start working he allegedly sent his brother instead as he already had a job with a private ambulance service.

Maxon said the brothers had the same initials and were both qualified basic life support paramedics.

An internal verification process revealed that the brother who got the job with the department was not the one who had applied for the job.

The brother working in the department had already been on the job for six months before the ruse was uncovered. The siblings were expected to appear in court on Thursday.

Comments
  • weli.nhlapo - 2012-03-01 10:11

    Hahaha now this is classic!

  • chanzas - 2012-03-01 10:17

    Dumb idiots

  • bheki.dingiswayo - 2012-03-01 10:34

    They consider themselves as one person.

      Sharon - 2012-03-01 14:42

      Maybe they are siamese twins.

  • Lungani - 2012-03-01 10:36

    It has always been like that. If the brother is a Doctor/Dentist he is also a Doctor/Dentist. Always cheating through the blood lines and if you are not lucky to land with the wrong one then he will pull your teeth live whilst you watch in pain.

  • ana.curcic - 2012-03-01 11:09

    WTF.........how gangerous is this???? What next..

  • wally.snr - 2012-03-01 11:52

    Whats new!!!! it happenes everyday, At least these guys were qualified, there ara people working in high posts that have false docs.,Our prez only has st 2. People that can make a difference dont get jobs( grads etc) Banana republic!!!!!!!!!!!

  • kabelo.leballo - 2012-03-01 12:05

    lmfao lol... time to give my kids new names. i want them to be like these brothers. lol

  • Joan - 2012-03-01 14:31

    At least they are both qualified for the job. There have been many cases of nurses working through agencies taking on more than one job at a time and sending totally uneducated relatives to other hospitals in their place - and people wonder why the standard of nursing is so poor - too many fraudsters out there.

  • pages:
  • 1