'Herb doctor' in court

2013-02-12 12:50
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Johannesburg - An unqualified "herb doctor" who practiced as a general practitioner has appeared in the Hartswater Magistrate's Court, Northern Cape, on charges of fraud, Beeld reported on Tuesday.

Gert Meyer was arrested last Thursday while he was examining a patient in his consulting rooms. Police confiscated around 100 patient files, death certificates, X-rays, and prescription drugs.

State prosecutor Karen Gul asked the court to postpone the case for two weeks so investigators could establish how much money Meyer had made out of his patients.

Conrad Bester, Meyer's lawyer, said his client had been behind bars since Thursday, and the requisite information could have been gathered over the weekend.

Magistrate Vincent Jameson ordered Meyer to appear in court again on February 19, when he would apply for bail.

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