Charges dropped against 'fake' Rustenburg doctors

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A gavel resting on court papers.

A gavel resting on court papers.

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A gavel resting on court papers.

A gavel resting on court papers.

RUSTENBURG – Charges have been withdrawn against three Rustenburg doctors.

READ: &39;Fake&39; doctors a widespread problem: SAMA

Dr Parbold Jogi, 44,  Aboubacar Mabungu, 36, and Jimmy Omange, 39,  were discharged by the Rustenburg Magistrate’s Court on December 14. They were facing charges of fraud and contravening the Health Professions Council Act.

Their lawyer Jeffrey Moremi said: “The State realised that it&39;s carrying on with a dead corpse. However, I cannot say whether there will be further investigations or not.”

Jogi, Mabungu, and Omange were arrested on September 18, after a tip-off that they were practising as doctors without the relevant documentation.

Investigations revealed that the premises were owned by Dr Jogi, a registered doctor.  Mabungu and Omange, who were not registered as doctors, rented separate rooms and charged their patients R330 per consultation.