Ehlanzeni TVET College partnership with IUCMA for student work-based exposureApril 13, 2023
SUSPECT ARRESTED WITH A FIREARM AFTER A SHOOTOUT WITH POLICEApril 13, 2023
Pierre Mwenze (38), a foreign national bogus medical doctor appeared before the
Hendrina Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 11 April after he was arrested during a joint
intelligence-driven operation conducted by the Middelburg-based Hawks’ Serious
Organised Crime Investigation team together with Health Professions Council of South
Africa (HPCSA) at Hendrina Med 24 on Wednesday, 5 April. He was charged with
practicing as a health professional while not registered with the council in terms of the
Health Professions Act.
It was reported that on Tuesday, 4 April the suspect who was monitored by the police
for some time was finally found on duty. The said doctor was interviewed by the HPCSA
inspectors who discovered that he was not registered with the council as a medical
practitioner. However, the ‘doctor’ allegedly informed the inspectors that he had his
registration papers and he was instructed to produce the papers but he failed.
He was then arrested and charged with contravention of the Health Professions Act.
The patient’s files and registers were confiscated for further investigation.
The accused was released on R5 000 bail and the case was postponed to 13 April 2023
for further investigation