Man Impersonating Doctor Arrested After Trying To Solicit Bribe at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital

Man Impersonating Doctor Arrested After Trying To Solicit Bribe at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital

  • A man pretending to be a doctor was arrested after he tried to elicit a bribe from an unwitting patient at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital
  • The man was busted after a member of the public became suspicious when he asked her to meet her outside the hospital
  • He then demanded payment for his services and security personnel apprehended him for his crime

Tebogo Mokwena, a Briefly News current affairs journalist in Johannesburg, South Africa, covered police investigations and court cases at Daily Sun for over three years. Do you have a hard news story you would like to share? Email with CA in the subject line.

The Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital had a fake doctor arrested
South Africans are tired of fake doctors after one was arrested in Soweto. Images: Rawlstock and Damircudic
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JOHANNESBURG – The Gauteng Department of Health warned people to be careful of fake doctors after a fake doctor was arrested for trying to get a bribe from a patient.

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Fake doctor arrested for bribe attempt

According to @Abramjee, who posted the news on his X account, the incident happened on 25 February 2024 at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto, Johannesburg. Security personnel were alerted when a patient became suspicious of the fake doctor's activity.

The doctor approached the patient and told her she would not be assisted unless she paid a R700 fee. He then told the woman to meet her at the gate to make the payment. The patient notified security, and when they apprehended the doctor, they asked for the credentials. When the doctor could not provide them, he was arrested and a case was opened. View the tweet here:

South Africans comment on the arrest

Netizens were saddened by the news and exclaimed at the prevalence of corruption in the country.

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Tumelo Pilane said:

"South Africa is now a free-for-all."

Whack asked:

"Is it Dr Mateo?"

Wannganwana added:

"Public hospitals again."

Fake 'Dr' Matthew Lani appeared in court

In a similar article. Briefly News reported that the fake 'Dr' Matthew Lani appeared in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court.

This was after he was arrested for allegedly trespassing at the Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital in Johannesburg. South Africans suddenly came to his defence and believed the state had no case against him.

Source: Briefly News

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