Alleged bogus doctor to appear in court

2015-11-11 09:32
(File, iStock)

(File, iStock)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Polokwane - Aberie Nwafor, a Nigerian man who allegedly pretended to be a doctor at a Limpopo hospital, was expected to apply for bail in the Polokwane Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

Nwafor was arrested on Friday at a mall in Polokwane, along with his wife Amara and his apparently fake lawyer Farida Mall after they allegedly tried to bribe Home Affairs officials and undercover police with R50 000.

- Read more about a similar incident last year: Fake doctor nabbed at Eastern Cape hospital

The alleged bribe was for his 14 passports to be released.

Investigators said Nwafor's passports, which were believed to be fake, were confiscated in August by the police.

Nwakor, who apparently arrived in South Africa 15 years ago, allegedly had fake qualifications and a fake medical practice number.

During a brief appearance on Monday, ANC Women's League members protested outside the court against fake doctors and abuse of women and children.

On Monday, Limpopo Health MEC Phophi Ramathuba promised to tighten loopholes in the department's recruitment process to eliminate fake doctors in the system.

She said her department would ensure that vetting is done properly.

Read more on:    polokwane  |  fraud

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.