Rape-accused Northern Cape man, who allegedly pretended to be doctor, will face more charges

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An alleged bogus medical doctor is accused of raping a Northern Cape teenager and sexually assaulting a 25-year-old.
An alleged bogus medical doctor is accused of raping a Northern Cape teenager and sexually assaulting a 25-year-old.
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  • A rape-accused man who allegedly pretended to be a medical doctor will face additional charges.
  • The NPA said he was found to be practising without being registered and without the correct immigration documentation.
  • He is accused of raping a 17-year-old and sexually assaulting a 25-year-old.

An alleged bogus medical doctor accused of raping a Northern Cape teenager and sexually assaulting a 25-year-old is set to face additional charges.

National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Mojalefa Senokoatsane said Ilunga Kalasa, 38, will be charged with contravening the Immigration Act and the Health Professions Act, alongside the charges of rape and sexual assault.

The latest charges followed the discovery that the accused was not a registered doctor and was in the country illegally, said Senokoatsane. He made a brief appearance in the Kimberley District Court on Thursday.

Kalasa is accused of raping a 17-year-old girl in August. The teen was believed to have visited Kalasa's surgery for a medical consultation when she was allegedly raped during a medical examination.

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Kalasa is also accused of sexually assaulting a 25-year-old patient during a medical examination at his surgery in April.

"The two additional charges emanate from police investigations, which indicated that the accused was working in South Africa as a medical practitioner without the prescribed medical professional documents or being registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). The accused, who is a Congolese national, is also in South Africa without legitimate immigration documents, and he was in the country [illegally]," said Senokoatsane.

The case has been postponed to 10 January.


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