- 23-year-old Nokwanda Ndlovu will be subjected to a mental evaluation at the request of the courts
- This comes after Ndlovu duped numerous hospitals and clinics into thinking she was a medical intern
- The KwaZulu-Natal woman is currently out on R1 000 bail but will be sent for an evaluation while the case develops
23-Year-old Nokwanda Ndlovu will be undergoing a mental evaluation to determine if there are underlying conditions that prompted her crimes.
The Nkandla regional magistrate ruled that the high school dropout would be sent to Fort Napier Hospital to undergo the evaluation. After making a short appearance in court on fraud charges, represented by her legal aid lawyer, Ndlovu learnt of the ruling.
While a report from a psychiatric specialist revealed that Ndlovu showed no signs of psychosis, the doctor couldn't make a conclusive determination as to her mental state.
TimesLIVE reports that the court had learnt Ndlovu had failed to honour the appointment for a second session. The report had noted that:
“Based on my initial assessment there were no obvious signs of psychosis. I was not able to carry out the second examination since the accused did not arrive for the second appointment.
"I was not able to determine if there was any personality disorder. I recommend that Miss Ndlovu be referred to Fort Napier Hospital for further observation and psychological testing."
Ndlovu is currently out on R1 000 bail and will be sent to the psychiatric facility as soon as space becomes available. The case is expected to resume in September.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Ndlovu spent at least two years posing as a medical student in KwaZulu-Natal. Ndlovu is now facing criminal charges for claiming to be a medical intern at five hospitals and clinics.
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."
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