Bogus Limpopo dentist remanded back to his prison cell

A foreign national has been ordered to spend more days behind prison walls for practising dentistry unlawfully.

Forty-two-year-old Taurai Chihoho, who appeared in the Polokwane magistrate’s court on Wednesday, was nabbed while working as a dentist without a valid certificate from the Health Professions Council of South Africa.

He is also charged with breaching the Immigration Act and his case was postponed to June 15 for further investigations.

“The accused was working at a medical practice registered in Polokwane. As a result, he contravened section 17[1] of the Health Professions Act 56 of 1974,” said Mashudu Malabi-Dzhangi, spokesperson for the National Prosecuting Authority in Limpopo.

“Members of the public are encouraged to report all suspected illegal practices by unregistered persons.”


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