Bogus doctor in court

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Tumelo Waga Dibakwane

 Kano Mireille Mumina (38), an alleged bogus medic has appeared in the Witbank Magistrate’s Court after she was arrested last month  at a medical facility in Witbank where she was  practicing.

The Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation unit, Witbank SAPS and the  Health Professional Council of South Africa(HPCSA) officials swooped on the premises following allegations regarding doctors practicing without valid credentials.

When Mumina had no practising medical card and her details were also apparently missing from the HPCSA registers. She was then arrested on the spot and charged for fraud and contravening section 17(1) of the Health Professional Act 56/1974. A batch of files were seized for further analysis to assist ongoing investigation.

The case has been postponed to 12 October 2018 pending further investigation, meanwhile Mumina has been granted R1000 bail.