Media Statement from Directorate of Priority Crimes Investigation (HAWKS)
South African Police Service
MPUMALANGA – A joint operation by members of the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Unit and Health Professions Council of South Africa resulted on the arrest of a 46 year - old suspect in Nelspruit on Tuesday 10th October 2017 for fraud and performing illegal abortions.
Investigations started after complaints were received concerning a bogus doctor who was allegedly operating an illegal surgery at Malelane village, Mpumalanga.
The probe revealed that he was not registered with medical council of South Africa as required and was therefore practicing illegally, using traditional medicines and abortion tablets.
The suspect was nabbed while in the process of allegedly carrying out yet another illegal abortion act to a client who had apparently paid R700.00 for his services.
The suspect is expected to appear before the Malelane Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, 11th October 2017
Media enquiries: Captain Dineo Lucy Sekgotodi - 071 481 3493 SekgotodiD@saps.gov.za
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