Doctors fingered in rape case flee SA

2011-01-05 23:56

Johannesburg - Two doctors had their salaries frozen on Wednesday after they were linked to a rape case in Port Elizabeth, the Eastern Cape health department said.

Spokesperson Sizwe Kupelo said the two doctors, both Pakistanis, had their salaries amounting to almost R100 000 a month each frozen after a rape charge was laid against one of them.

The second doctor was implicated in the case after he and the first doctor allegedly offered the rape victim R5 000 to drop the charges.

Kupelo said the alleged rapist went to Pakistan in September just after the charges against him were laid.

He left before action could be taken against him and has since sent his employers a medical letter which states he is too ill to travel back to South Africa.

The other doctor implicated in the case was suspended shortly after his involvement was brought to light, but he has since gone abroad.

Police believe he is also in Pakistan, Kupelo said.

Kupelo said the reason the doctors' salaries were only now being frozen was due to internal investigations that had to be conducted.

"If any employee is accused of misconduct there has to be an investigation to determine if they have done what they are accused of."

The department was now working with Interpol to pursue the process against the two doctors.

  • spartikus2104 - 2011-01-06 05:53

    What a headline!!!!

      Barry M - 2011-01-06 16:13

      Bit of a dual meaning thing happening!

  • sakkie - 2011-01-06 06:15

    My word.....could they not have used another word than "Fingered"

      s.vnolo - 2011-01-06 08:56


      boepensmanvangraan - 2011-01-06 09:09

      Dis manjifiek. Maar gebruik 'n warm soldeerbout

      KGF - 2011-01-06 09:34

      I was thinking the same thing when I read the headline, if you're 'fingered' in a rape case, it constitutes participation on the victims part not so? I've noticed News24 are not very professional in their appreciation of the english language.

      Ederik - 2011-01-06 11:34

      Every time I go for my yearly checkup I get 'fingered' by my doctor checking my prostate. Won't call it rape...........

      Barry M - 2011-01-06 16:14

      Should have stuck with implicated!

  • 100%DARKIE - 2011-01-06 07:13

    So why was it neccesary to mention the amount of their salaries? - 2011-01-06 08:22

      NO ways they earning that much working for Govt! Must be Rs100 000 - that is rupees!

      yashcon - 2011-01-06 11:24

      So that we all know how much rapists earn these days.

  • perrrleeez - 2011-01-06 07:24

    I bet if these were South African doctors they'd have been locked up and found guilty within a month. This thing happened in September 2010 and its only made an issue in January 2011. God proitect us indeed if this is the type of management we have running our hospitals. In any case if this was a South African doctor he/she would not be paid R100 000 a month. If we paid our doctors that much they would not be leaving the country in droves as soon as they get a practising licence.

      Tru_Bru - 2011-01-06 09:18

      SA GP's earn minimum double that in private practice.

  • Rolie - 2011-01-06 07:28

    It is not only doctors who should have their salaries frozen. it should apply to all government employees as well if they do not do their work properly.

      PDP - 2011-01-06 08:16

      You are missing the point completely!

  • Gift - 2011-01-06 09:10

    If all employees including political deployees could be treated the same, corruption would be lessened. Stop salaries immediately then press crimal charges. We have people who have suspended with pay for over 24 months and at the end they came back to occupy the very same positions.

      KGF - 2011-01-06 09:40

      Very good idea.....NOT!!! So if I don't like someone I'm working with I lay a false charge and their salaries are frozen and their lives are turned upside down. Thanks goodness you dont make the laws in this country. Oh and if those people you are referring to came back to the same positions, they were obviously not found guilty, so imagine they had no income for 2 years.

      ronbonjon - 2011-01-06 16:00

      I totally agree Gift, but its neeeeeever gonna happen to anyone in government...never

  • Tru_Bru - 2011-01-06 09:20

    He is too ill to travel back...probably picked up an STD in the process and its rotting off...LMAO

      KGF - 2011-01-06 09:43

      Obviously has doctor mates falsifying the details of his health. "He's too sick to travel", "Oh, how sick is he then?", "He raped someone, you don't get sicker than that!!"

  • Shez-y - 2011-01-06 11:52

    Definately a poor choice of wording for the headline of the article...

  • Warwick - 2011-01-06 12:00

    There was an article about this case was in the PE Herald a while back. The doctor was in custody and was given bail with them knowing he had a ticket for Pakistan. They assumed he would return to stand trial.

  • charmageddonb - 2011-01-06 12:25

    Ba ya chaaaa heee

  • charmageddonb - 2011-01-06 12:27

    Ke meleko heee.

  • djg - 2011-01-06 13:24

    en kyk hoe staan sy "pakkie" nou!

  • Brendz - 2011-01-06 15:23

    Seriously...who edits these headlines?

      Barry M - 2011-01-06 16:15

      No-one it would seem!

  • Demoerin - 2011-01-06 15:23

    This headline made my day! lol

  • MUGABE - 2011-01-06 20:27

    R100,000 salary per month and yet our local doctors are earning far less.What a shame.They were getting too much and did not know how to spend their money hence they were rapping bank notes around their penises to entice girls and rape them.

  • MUGABE - 2011-01-06 20:30

    R1000,OOO salary per month and yet our local doctors are getting peanuts.Shame on you Mr Kupelo and Co.

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