- Nokwanda Ndlovu shocked SA after it emerged that she had managed to convince five KZN hospitals that she was a medical intern
- Wits University, where Ndlovu claimed to have studied, has denied that the 'student' had ever been registered
- Ndlovu is now facing fraud charges after being exposed and is currently out on bail
Nokwanda Ndlovu, a 23-year-old from Jozini, spent at least two years posing as a medical student in KwaZulu-Natal.
A high school dropout, Ndlovu is now facing criminal charges for claiming to be a medical intern at five hospitals and clinics.
Now, it has emerged that Wits University has no record of ever being at the institution.
Registrar Carol Crosley confirmed the news to TimesLIVE in response to claims that she studied medicine at the university:
“The university is obliged to correct misinformation in the public domain and, as such, can confirm that Ms Nokwanda Ndlovu was never a registered student at the University of the Witwatersrand. The university will, on request, provide the necessary information to the relevant authorities."
Police spokesperson Nqobile Gwala in KZN confirmed that Ndlovu had been arrested for presenting herself as a doctor:
“A case of fraud is [being] investigated by Nkandla SAPS. A 23-year-old suspect was arrested for fraud after she posed as a doctor at a hospital in Nkandla. She was arrested last year. She will appear in court again on July 27."
Ndlovu is currently out on R1 000 bail after appearing in court for the first time. The fake intern at the centre of this scandal dropped out of high school in Grade 11.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za reported that Minister Angie Motshekga reportedly wants to know why teachers should receive their full salaries for staying home while other civil servants are at work.
This comes after meetings between unions and the Department of Basic Education over schools closing due to the expected peak in Covid-19 infections.
Five unions in the Education Labour Relations Council had made it clear that schools should shut in the face of increasing risk from Covid-19.
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