Bogus Nigerian doctors nabbed at hospitals

2011-02-09 14:06

Johannesburg - Seven bogus doctors from Nigeria have been arrested at hospitals and consulting rooms in five provinces, the Hawks said on Wednesday.

The seven were arrested in Hawks' raids in Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Gauteng, the Eastern Cape and Western Cape, spokesperson McIntosh Polela said in a statement.

"One of the raids took place at Matlala hospital in Limpopo, where a qualified doctor was arrested. This doctor also owns three practices where he allegedly employs bogus doctors who make use of his name and practice number," Polela said.

"Another qualified doctor was arrested in Pretoria. He also owns three practices in which he too employs bogus doctors using his name and practice number," he said.

A man posing as a doctor was arrested at B J Vorster Hospital in the Eastern Cape. He did not have qualifications.

"The Hawks are baffled as to how he managed to secure himself a job at a government hospital," said Polela.

"We can only speculate how many people have entrusted their lives to these people believing that they were consulting doctors when in actual fact they are consulting quacks."

The seven would face charges of corruption, fraud, indecent assault and impersonating doctors.

  • Limpopoist - 2011-02-09 14:22

    I have said these before, It is not only Nigerian,even Doctor mohammed something are part of these scam.they all uses one Doctor practice details to operate vsuch business.

  • Chris - 2011-02-09 14:29

    you never know with these Nigerians - then again, they van give smarties out and the people will believe it will cure them from all deceases.

  • Kgoshi - 2011-02-09 14:35

    the healh departmnet must stop trusting the foreign docters than ours.kgoshi lekoko tjebne from limpopo.

  • slimyfroggy - 2011-02-09 14:35

    Please guys go and ask for your primary school fees back for lack of spelling

      barry.mcbride - 2011-02-09 15:13

      No need for such extreme measures when all they need is, for example, the Microsoft Word grammar & spell check! LOL

      Biza - 2011-02-09 15:24

      you must be a nigerian, for the fact that you are looking at spelling rather the issue at hand. GO HOME DEAR

      Freaky007 - 2011-02-09 16:44

      Biza you also need to collect your school fees as well. We are home here in South Africa and actually all over the world simply because we are articulate and educated. English does count my dear. I am proudly Nigerian and genuinely qualified. Hope you understand my English. lol

  • NotGuilty - 2011-02-09 14:45

    Typical Nigerians, they should NEVER be trusted!! Always doing something dodgy!

      Paul - 2011-02-09 14:54

      Id expand that to not trust the voting majority of people living on any continent surrounded by the Indan and Atlantic, beginning and ending with A.

      John Seloa - 2011-02-10 09:03

      @ Paul. Grow up moron.

  • SAFFA-CAT - 2011-02-09 14:46

    "The Hawks are baffled as to how he managed to secure himself a job at a government hospital," said Polela. - THIS HAS ME ROTFL. Baffled? We have a mentally challenged toddler & his toy cars running the country and these okes are STILL baffled by something like THIS specific c@ck up? The Hawks don't get out much do they...

  • shane.jacoby - 2011-02-09 14:49

    WTF!! You'll be going to the hospital for respiratory problem and have your spleen removed and even minus one kidney... If they even know where those are! I definitely want to start seeing doctors credentials before they do anything to me!

      Titus - 2011-02-09 15:44

      if they can get govt appt, credentials will certainly not be a problem, huh?! some guys are just gifted and smart. trust me. well, it is so scary, govt needs to do something, urgently.

      Roger 01 - 2011-02-10 05:58

      Simple mate, you can get those on the internet pronto!

  • maseratifitt - 2011-02-09 14:53

    heem! he dit a hesto rectum me on me liffer.

  • gg.gugus - 2011-02-09 14:55

    What good Nigerians can they offer our Country,They are specilizing in corruption world wide.They mann many churches in the Country with double standards of praise the Lord meanwhile getting ten of tens.South Africans mus learn to love their country unlike Nigerians love the Country's wealth

  • msngwenya2 - 2011-02-09 15:09


      Paul - 2011-02-09 15:12

      Press caps lock again, learn to write and vote FF+ - Dankie Jan.

      Made_In_SA - 2011-02-09 15:21

      @PAUL bloody brilliant reply to msngwenya2... ROFLMAO!!!!!

      Real_Issue - 2011-02-09 15:33

      How can you be employed if your education qualification allows you to write such english. Please let those qualified people be employed irrespective of where they come from so to assist you to be literate.

  • ZACKIE - 2011-02-09 15:11

    these will be the same doctors the anc wants us to use for NHI if you have a headache they will ampututate a leg..

      Paul - 2011-02-09 15:15

      Yup. OK if they amputate your leg for a headache. Its when they amputate the head for a broken ankle that I get worried. Great Going Zuma, who needs private healthcare , when you have things under control.

  • Max - 2011-02-09 15:11

    Nigerians doctors, hey they are trouble. One doctor once prescribed Panado 500mg intravenous. I also feel pity for our sisters who love and marry them, they are fools

      Titus - 2011-02-09 16:24

      got nothing to do with love and marriage. there are nice guys amongst them. are all south africans angels?! some south africans are outside this shores, remember?

  • Mutemi - 2011-02-09 15:14

    Soon we wl have a bogus nigerian bafana bafana player...and the coach wl say "i dont know how he got that jersey". They wl do anything these guys!

      Freaky007 - 2011-02-09 16:52

      Dream on, even the most bogus of Nigerians would not dream of playing for Bayana bayana oops sorry.... bafana.... whatever!

      Matadoress - 2011-02-10 08:57

      @Freaky007, please learn how to spell before you make stupid comments on public forums just to demonstrate how shallow you are. Its Banyana Banyana, cretin. I know a million Chinese people who can’t greet in english to save a life but they couldn’t be bloody bothered, and guess what making legitimate impact everyday. Do you know that we have a lot of white SA that uses Afrikaans as a medium of instruction and could not give a hoot about what English says. Again just like the chinese their lives don’t depend on sharing identity with the so called English, which unfortunately we can’t say the same for you since your existence revolves around it, now shut it. And please tell your brothers and sisters that one has to actually go to school before they can become a doctor, you don’t just make copies of your brothers certificate, rent an office and hope that everything will take care of itself just like you and your useless useless government are good for. If you don’t have anything of substance to say given the topic then go kill yourself. Is it possible that what you are trying to demonstrate here is that there is nothing wrong with the topic and that the bogus Nigerian doctors should carry on with what they do? You could’ve done better, is this your bogus representation of the Nigerian folk? Please you can’t just run your fingers on the key board just because you have try and make sense at least.

  • Gorilla - 2011-02-09 15:18

    Their degrees came by email. "congratulations! you have won a medical degree and a job at a government hospital in jozi. please send your bank details to"

  • Gorilla - 2011-02-09 15:21

    Had to laugh, just seen this story. ----------------------------------- Companies will have to do their own background checks on people they want to bring into the country, if the department of home affairs has its way with amendments to the Immigration Act. Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said on Tuesday that the aim of the amendments was to "streamline and create checks and balances and centralise the process" for people wanting to enter SA. "If a company wants to bring someone into the country, such as a CEO, then it makes no sense to have police clearances for every country that person has been in for the past 20 years," she said. ---------------------------------------------------- They're doing well so far LOL.

      croix - 2011-02-10 09:40

      I'm also "baffled" - Bwaaa ha ha ha ha! "Checks & balances" (16 years on?) - Just close the gaping 'holes' in the borders ....? (The crooks in Home Affairs will side-step your "c's & b's" faster than you can initiate them - so step aside and allow someone who KNOWS how to MANAGE, to take over) BTW - you Zumas are collectively farging up this land 'bigtime'. Bloody cadres.

  • Biza - 2011-02-09 15:22

    Are you guys suprised because the only thing that suprises me is the fact that the S.A government allows these Nigerian people in our country to mess it up like they did with thiers. They are crooks in thier blood.

      slimyfroggy - 2011-02-09 15:41

      Biza, SA government are also messing up our land and are crooks so they don't see a problem with allowing them in our country

      Freaky007 - 2011-02-09 16:54

      Thanks Slimmyfroggy. Call a spade a spade. Only then would Bafana Bafana start playing well amongst other social ills.

  • Hlabi - 2011-02-09 15:23

    A friend of mine has a crooked wrist because of one of them who was on call at a Private hospital when she was referred by her GP to go and see an Orthopedic surgeon. He is still practising as a GP. Scary stuff!

      Titus - 2011-02-09 16:27

      and you are keeping quiet! i doubt your post.

  • Tshifhiwa - 2011-02-09 15:44

    I hate Nigerians period, in sunnyside (Pretoria) they sell drugs and have all these young ladies working for the as Prostitutes, if only DA can assure us that should we vote them into power they will get rid of these People i will do my outmost best to canvass for them and for free.

      redrobot - 2011-02-09 19:11

      Good for you. I'm also seeing the light now- anything accept ANC.

      Tembo - 2011-02-10 06:44

      @Tshifhiwa - I have decided to abandon ANC and vote DA. I believe that they will help sort out these problems like Nigerians. So yes brother lets all vote for change !

  • barry.mcbride - 2011-02-09 15:49

    I don’t quite know why you guys are so surprised that some criminals have been caught doing this. I find it much more shocking that two qualified, registered and presumably intelligent medical doctors would allow this! I hope our law ensures that these two ‘professionals’ never be allowed to practice medicine again.

      Tshifhiwa - 2011-02-09 15:55

      I agree with you Barry, the problem is the goverment is corrupt itself so how do they rectify corruption? I voted for ANC ever since but this time around no I say VIVA DA VIVA.....

      nikkyadams - 2011-02-09 17:23

      probably the so called fake ones are also doctors just not registered as doctors in SA cos l dont think any legal doctor cld risk their license by giving it to a clueless person , l'm a health professional and thats my best guess

  • Aabels - 2011-02-09 15:51

    Are these people posting comments all nigerians or anc kindergarden dropouts??????

  • Johannes - 2011-02-09 15:53

    I am worried about the way BAIL is dished out to criminals of all kinds and soughts.When somebody commit a crime, and the evidence is there, like running over a child/children killing them why grant such people bail?.Police, through the help of the community apprehend criminals then 24hrs later they are back in the neighbourhood because they have been granted this silly BAIL.Then again they go hijack,rob,rape and kill their victims to erase evidence. Is this democracy or what?Put them where they belong even without food/ water or a toilet not even a roof above their heads. I am angry, i really mean it!!!This country will become lawless as long as those in power ignore facts and instead opt to enjoy sipping expensive wine hiding behind those high walls with electric fences under the watchful eyes of police in tinted bullet proof guard houses.What they need is our vote!They don't care what the bailed guy will attack once out. All they are god at saying is 'condolences, condolences, condolences'.

      Mxhuma - 2011-02-09 18:02

      And you are blaming the Nigerians?

  • Neville - 2011-02-09 17:22

    It is Nigerians, Somali,s, Pakistani,s, Chinese who take this country for a ride

  • Gift - 2011-02-09 19:33

    at list those Bongas Doc,will root in jail ...thank to the S.A G

  • nawab - 2011-02-09 19:54

    These "doctors" have been vetted at central goverment level in Pretoria before being placed in State Hospitals!some questions need to be asked a previous head resigned and was never prosecuted There are many more out there not only doctors but physiotherapists,radiographers,and other health professionals

  • panda559 - 2011-02-09 20:12

    The Nigerians are in this country for a pay day.They see South Africans as fast asleep fools.Wakeup people it's now or never, your country is in a nose dive.Vote D.A.

      Matadoress - 2011-02-10 09:08

      @panda559, I am tempted, but first you have to convince me about the DA's good. Again what is the DA planning to do with the attitude of white folk in SA, In case you didnt know ANC voters would cahnge their vote any direction the only thing that's stoping them is white poeple and their scary attitude. Work on yourselves first and perhaps we may vote for a better future leadership we all want it.

  • Realist - 2011-02-09 22:06

    I find it hard to believe that"...The Hawks are baffled as to how he managed to secure himself a job at a government hospital," Working in the government 'circus' I do not find it hard to believe.

  • Allin - 2011-02-09 23:52

    "The Hawks are baffled as to how he managed to secure himself a job at a government hospital," said Polela. Maybe he applied for a job Mampara Polela!

  • mmoledis - 2011-02-09 23:53

    How did it came that they end up in our hospitals hired by government? that is one of things the government should look at on all departments as foreigners are entering the government illegally and costing ours the heirs of this country citizens. So we urge you Mr President to look into this all foreigners working in government should be investigated and if found doing unlawful acts all what they have acquired during that entire period be taken away from him they are robbing ours and that is what will end up makes South Africa a criminal relax zone if government can not act we are sick and tired of foreigners entering the country and then practice bad things which at the end is costing us South Africans.SA need doctors but those from Nigeria must be properly checked as some are dealing with unwanted staff and as a doctor a person can be in access of drugs that should have helped citizens be used as wonger and other staff depriving patients who need them seriously.

      Allin - 2011-02-10 07:09

      Would you care to translate this into English: "that is one of things the government should look at on all departments as foreigners are entering the government illegally and costing ours the heirs of this country citizens."

  • mmoledis - 2011-02-10 00:04

    They have association with some of government officials, what is HPCSA doing?THOSE CRIMINAL DOCTORS got permission from them because they are the one where doctors register before practising, so if they got papers so minister of health must investigate that and those doctors all what they robbed the state be taken back arrested and then be sent back home and home affairs black list them and not enter the country any more.They are criminals robbing our government and depriving fellow Africans who got proper things and do things a right way, GO BACK TO NIGERIA WITH YOUR FAKE QUALIFICATIONS. Yerrrrrrr Do some thing government before we take the law unto our hands and remove every foreigner working for the government our resources are wasted for fun.

      Matadoress - 2011-02-10 09:04

      @mmoledis, you took word right out of my mouth. I mean why is SA allowing foreigners to just come and practice here without being assessed and screened first? This does not go for Nigerians only but any other foreigner.

  • mz.maseko - 2011-02-10 07:59

    They must also check the Indians.........they are also crooks

  • daboss247365 - 2011-02-10 10:08

    ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!! Drugs, illegal doctors, all these pamphlets about curing aids, corruption, fake cheques, etc etc etc, these ngerians must GO!!! This liberal softly softly constitution is being raped by these guys then we end up fighting amongst ourselves for scraps, working our arses off, while these bastards sit in luxury homes at the expense of the poor & working class!!! The clock is ticking, their time is running out. If government doent take control of these animals then we as society will. & then they can cry Xenophobia all they want, there is a reason it happens.

      trapped-in-w - 2011-02-10 11:02

      daboss247365, remember these nigerians noticed that our justice system is very weak and are mocking it and yes they do pay some top officials. But I still stand with u, they must f*** of to nigeria.

      daboss247365 - 2011-02-10 11:23

      Yeah trapped, we all know that, but that does not change that whatever the reason, these things are the cause of our suffering in our own nation, hence they are not wanted, not welcome, & not going to be tolerated. Bastards

  • Matadoress - 2011-02-10 14:33

    F***k @daboss247365 why are you so uncouth. You are embarassing there is better ways to deal with foreigners that this radical attitude of yours. What of the Chinese, Americans, Swazi's and Basotho are they not foregners too. Start making noise about your useless government that cant control the so called nigerians than to pepertuate xenophobia, you moron

      daboss247365 - 2011-02-18 11:43

      Matadoress, shut your mouth, Nigerian scum is not caused by our government, it is caused by them & them only. Nowhere does the government promote or support what they do, as a matter of fact its dam liberal policies that these demons abuse! So government will be attacked on other issues like poor delivery, corruption, etc, not when random animals run wild!

  • Bostjan - 2011-02-24 11:01


  • Lydia Benkenstein - 2013-09-13 20:53

    These criminals are giving good doctors a bad name.

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