- Dr Lindiwe Ntombiyesizwe Ringane ka Seme has allegedly been recommended by President Cyril Ramaphosa to the ministerial advisory committee on Covid-19
- However, there are concerns that Ringane ka Seme is not actually a doctor and has no medical experience
- A whistleblower report has raised some serious questions about Ringane ka Seme's qualifications
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President Cyril Ramaphosa allegedly recommended a doctor to the ministerial advisory committee on Covid-19. However, the mysterious doctor's qualifications are being questioned with some saying he has no medical experience and his qualifications are bogus.
IOL has reported that Dr Lindiwe Ntombiyesizwe Ringane ka Seme was recommended to Health Minister Zweli Mkhize.
However, a whistle-blower has said that the doctor is fraudulently presenting themselves as a doctor.
The gender of Ringane ka Seme is also uncertain as the Sunday Independent reported that Ringane ka Seme has two active ID books, one as a woman and one as a man.
The rapport also suggested that Ringane ka Seme is already serving on the Ministerial Advisory Committees on Covid-19 according to IOL.
“Due to the importance of the ministerial committee and its subcommittees, it became imperative that we establish whether or not Ringane was a qualified medical doctor, which could render efficient public health service to our society in this tragic time."
“Unfortunately, upon inquiring with the Health Professionals Council of South Africa, it was confirmed that the institution had no doctor matching the identity of Ringane on their doctors’ registry.”
Ramaphosa’s acting spokesperson, Tyrone Seale, was not sure of the situation and promised to ask around but then later referred the Sunday Independent to the ministerial advisory committee.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that China has signed a deal to make sure that COVID-19 vaccines are also handed out to developing countries. COVAX made a vow to get vaccines to nations that are poorer as soon as they are created.
The agreement gives China a big role in the battle against the pandemic. This will be done by sharing vaccines with countries that are far less developed and disadvantaged.
Foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying says that China joined COVAX for this reason:
"To honour its commitment to turn COVID-19 vaccines into a global public good."
In other news, fake news messages about COVID-19 have been making the rounds on social media and Western Cape Premier Alan Winde warned residents not to share the news.
There is news spreading in the Western Cape that COVID-19 infections are on the rise in the province.
Winde said in a statement on Friday: ’’This is fake news and I call on residents not to share it."
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