Abortions: fake doctor charged and remanded

2011-10-03 00:00

A UGANDAN man who allegedly posed as a doctor and performed abortions made a brief appearance in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court on Friday and was remanded in custody for seven days.

Jonnathan Kinane (27) is charged with terminating a pregnancy while not registered as a doctor or nurse. It is alleged that he administered medication to a woman to terminate her pregnancy on September 9, allowed termination of a pregnancy at a facility not approved in Frazer Lane in the city centre and terminated another pregnancy on September 18.

Kinane is an added accused in the docket of a University of KwaZulu Natal student who terminated her pregnancy with the help of Kinane. She is out on warning and will be back in court on October 26.

It is alleged that Kinane is operating in Frazer Lane where his patients come for medication and that he supplies pills to them to terminate their pregnancies.


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