6 unlicensed doctors arrested in Western Cape

2018-06-15 18:43
Files taken during the raids (Supplied)

Files taken during the raids (Supplied)

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Six people have been arrested in Cape Town for allegedly practicing without valid licences, the Hawks said on Friday.

Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said the "doctors" were arrested during raids on 15 premises in Bellville, Paarl, eMbwekweni, Khayelitsha and Philippi on Thursday.

"This was, of course, after an allegations was made," said Mulaudzi.

"Undercover work was done to confirm the allegation," he said.

Those arrested were between the ages of 33 and 49.

The raids were carried about by officials from the Western Cape Hawks, Crime Intelligence, the police's Forensic Science Laboratory and the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). 

Warning against unregistered locums

Investigators also allegedly found medicine, documents and electronic devices.

Rashid Mahfouz appeared in the Philippi Magistrate's Court and Bunnel Tunda Kitete appeared in the Khayelitsha Magistrate's Court in Cape Town on Friday. Mahfouz will return to court on Monday and Kitete on Wednesday.

The rest were expected to appear in different courts on Monday.

Their charges include violating the Health Professions Act and other related medical acts, fraud, forgery and uttering, as well as money laundering. 

In May, the HPCSA warned doctors to also not employ unregistered locums after the Hawks swooped in on a practice in Wolmaransstad in the North West where they made one arrest. Another person was arrested in Ottosdal, also in the North West.
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