South Africa

Man arrested and charged for submitting FAKE doctor’s note to employer

The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) revealed that a man has been charged with fraud for allegedly submitting a fake doctor’s note to his employer.

Man arrested in joint operation for the fake doctor’s note

On Friday, 5 August, the HPCSA revealed that its inspectorate office worked with the Ekurhuleni East Crime Intelligence Unit and Germiston Flying Squad to arrest Masilo Matsoka.

According to the council, Matsoka purchased the fake doctor’s note under the name of Dr IK Mukehere. He initially agreed to comply with the investigation by pointing out the person he purchased the doctor’s note from btu later changed his mind.

“During the operation, Mr Masilo Matsoka was found having purchased a fraudulent medical certificate under the name of Dr IK Mukhere.

“During investigation, Mr Matsoka indicated his willingness to accompany the operation team to Thembisa to point out the individual from whom he purchased the medical certificate. However, upon arrival in Thembisa he failed to co-operate further. Mr Matsoka was arrested and taken into custody at the Primrose [police station] whereby he was charged with fraud,”

said the HPCSA.

Accused due in court as the HPCSA continues investigating the matter

Matsoka is expected to appear in court soon, reports TimesLIVE. The individual who sold the doctor’s note has still not been located but will be charged when found. The Council has also urged the public to assist with rooting out corrupt or illegal medical practitioners.

Zimbabwean producing fake driving licenses sentenced to 12 months

Meanwhile, it was previously reported that convicted Zimbabwean foreign national, Zephania Zimunya, who was arrested a year ago for producing fake driving licenses was finally sentenced.

The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) reported that the man who operated from an internet café was sentenced to a year imprisonment after serving 11 months.

This follows his arrest on 26 August 2021 when members of NTACU and DPCI conducted a joint undercover operation at the identified internet café with the intention of purchasing the alleged fraudulent documentation and arresting the suspect. Read the full story here.

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