- A medical school student might not be continuing with his studies after it was found that his matric results were falsified
- According to the Hawks, the 29-year-old man, who is now in his fourth year of study, faked his pass marks in 2010
- Some South Africans are more concerned about whether he was successful in his studies and think his false matric results should not be an issue
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DURBAN - A 29-year-old medical school student is set to make an appearance in the Durban Specialised Commercial Crimes Court for allegedly falsifying his matric results to earn himself a spot in medical school.
Hawks spokesperson Capt Simphiwe Mhlongo says the fraudulent act allegedly took place in 2010 in Umbilo, Durban.
“It is alleged that the suspect forged his matric certificate and altered the pass marks to gain admission at the university in 2010," said Mhlongo.
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The alleged fraud was only discovered while the man was in his fourth year of study. He was then reported to the Umbilo police, where a case of fraud was opened After investigations, the man was arrested, according to TimesLIVE.
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The Hawks took over the matter from the police after the investigation was provisionally withdrawn. The man is expected to make his court appearance before 31 May.
South Africans weigh in on the medical student with fraudulent matric credentials
On social media, some South Africans are questioning why the Durban man with falsified matric credentials has been taken in if he was able to progress in medical school.
"If he managed to finish his studies I think it was a way of God showing up on a young man, our paths are not the same, what is important is the destination, not how he got there. Leave him, please. Regardless he passed his studies."
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"If he is successfully studying and getting promoted why the fuss?"
"Question is, did he do well in med school?"
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Two suspects, aged 33 and 35, are expected to appear at the Durban Regional Court for being involved in insurance fraud.
The 33-year-old suspect is said to have applied for life insurance of R6.5 million in February 2020 and then three months later, the older suspect tried to claim the life insurance, stating that the insured individual was dead, according to IOL.
The insurance company thought the claim was a bit suspicious and launched an investigation and discovered that the "deceased" person was still alive.
“It was discovered that the supposed departed person was alive and a case of fraud was reported at Berea police station,” Mhlongo said.
Mhlongo says the case has been transferred to the Hawks and the men are expected to make a court appearance on 9 July.
Sassa official charged with R4m fraud allegedly used fake matric certificate to get job
Briefly News previously reported that a South African Social Security Agency employee is being charged with fraud which cost the government R4 million.
The figure comes from the 14 years she has worked at Sassa drawing a salary. Alina Dimakatso Nkwanyana Selepe allegedly used a fake matric certificate to land her admin job at Sassa back in 2006.
The department only picked this up due to an audit with the Department of Basic Education which discovered that her matric documents were fake.
Source: Briefly News