Wannabe Specialist: Fake Doctor Busted During Cardiologist Interview

A daring aspiring fake doctor had the audacity to attend an interview using counterfeit qualifications, hoping to land a cardiologist vacancy.

As Lebo Mokgobu sat in the waiting room for her turn, undercover police pounced on her before she could make her devious moves.

Derick Matsengarwodzi
After Pietersburg Hospital in Polokwane, South Africa invited suitable candidates for the delicate post, Mokgobu who doesn’t have a basic matric qualification forwarded her fraudulent resume for consideration, according to the local Daily Sun.
Cardiology Aspirant Arrested with Fake Qualifications 

Though the post required candidates to have completed a three-year specialization course in cardiology in addition to a physician’s basic qualification, Mokgobu had access to fake cardiologist certificates from US.

The culprit was sentenced to three years in jail without any option for a fine by a local court, revealed Matimba Maluleke, a Hawks spokesperson.

“Our advice is simple: if you want to be a doctor just go to a medical school and get the necessary qualifications. The department will remain vigilant against any more chance takers and will make sure they are brought to book,” mentioned Health spokesperson Derrick Kganyago, as he praised the stringent sentence.

South Africa’s unemployment rate increased to 27.7 percent during the first quarter of 2017 from 26.5 – the highest jobless rate since 2004. – Online Sources

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