Update: Doctor opens criminal case against woman who shamed her online

Update: Doctor opens criminal case against woman who shamed her online

- Dr Viwe Mtwesi tracked down the woman who ridiculed her via social media and has opened a case against her

- This follows a tweet in which the woman labelled Dr. Mtwesi a prostitute for wearing a revealing outfit

- A Johannesburg law firm has offered to represent the doctor pro bono

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Dr Viwe Mtwesi was on the receiving end of a vicious attack from a cyber bully on Tuesday.

Briefly.co.za previously reported that Metro FM’s Fresh Breakfast team shared photos of the cardiologist wearing a revealing outfit.

She then received flak from a tweep using the Twitter handle, Warrior Woman Elminie, who claimed the doctor looked like a prostitute.

Another tweep, Diane Redelinghuys, also responded to ask if the dress code was appropriate for a cardiologist.

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Mtwesi has now hit back after tracking down the mysterious Warrior Woman Elminie.

TimesLIVE reported that she’s opened a case of crimen injuria and defamation of character.

Mtwesi said, "That woman called me a prostitute. I did not open a case because I have something against prostitutes or am judging them, she just needs to be taught a lesson about cyber bullying."

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The young doctor explained that an unknown person sent her the personal details of Warrior Woman Elminie.

Mtwesi then contacted the hospital she works at as a background check and subsequently opened the case.

Briefly.co.za understands that a legal firm based in Johannesburg has offered to take on the case pro bono.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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