Noakes 'guilty' finding not true, says lawyer

2016-10-28 16:06
Tim Noakes (Tammy Petersen, News24)

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Cape Town - There has been no decision over the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) complaint against Tim Noakes, contrary to a statement issued by the council on Friday afternoon, his lawyer, Adam Pike told News24.

The council announced in a media statement that Noakes had been found guilty of unprofessional conduct.

"This is after he provided unconventional advice on breastfeeding babies on social media which was not in accordance with the norms and standards of his profession," the HPCSA said.

"It's not true," said an irate Pike.

"It is impossible for them to make a finding," he said. The hearing ended on Wednesday.

He explained that they submit heads of argument early in February and judgment is only expected in April.

The HPCSA was not immediately available to explain why the statement had been released on Friday. None of the three HPCSA contacts mentioned in the release answered their phones. 

This is a breaking story. More to follow.

(HPCSA statement)

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