Police hunt for Pietermaritzburg doctor after failure to appear in court

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Dr Bongiwe Nungu, owner of the Uminathi Medical Centre in Boshoff Street, faces a charge of attempted murder and kidnapping.
Dr Bongiwe Nungu, owner of the Uminathi Medical Centre in Boshoff Street, faces a charge of attempted murder and kidnapping.

Police are hunting for Pietermaritzburg doctor, Bongiwe Constantia Nungu (36), who has failed to appear in court twice for allegedly orchestrating the kidnapping and attempted murder of an employee.

Pietermaritzburg magistrate, Nitesh Binessarie, on Friday granted an order forfeiting her R10 000 bail money to the state. Nungu, who owns the Uminathi Medical Centre in Boshoff Street, did not come to court 14 days ago. Neither did her legal representative to explain her absence.

A provisional order was granted at that stage that her bail be forfeited. A warrant for her arrest was also issued but it was not executed.

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