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healthcareTimeslive reports that a Hawks investigation revealed that a retired auxiliary nurse allegedly stole a doctor’s identity and was treating patients in his backyard.  

Masquerading as a qualified doctor, he charged patients R350 per “consultation”.  Police have appealed to any “patients” who may have been examined by Vusumuzi Jeremiah Dhlamini to come forward.  Hawks spokesperson Captain Ndivhuwo Mulamu indicated:  “Dhlamini was found at home (on 23 May)‚ and was slapped with a search warrant.  [Officials] seized documents‚ medical apparatus‚ a medical bed‚ a computer and patient’s files.  The team also seized a 9mm pistol with live rounds and [an] undisclosed amount of cash.”  Dhlamini appeared at the Heidelberg Magistrate's Court on Friday and was released on R5,000 bail.  He is expected back in court on 9 June to face charges under the Medical Health Act and sections of the Arms and Ammunition Act.  Acting Hawks head Lieutenant General Yolisa Matakata warned:  “We cannot allow this to go on and this is a warning to other so-called doctors across the country that we are coming after you.

  • Read this report by Petru Saal in full at Timeslive


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