A recently convicted doctor caught red- handed issuing a false sick note is at it once again – dishing out a medical certificate for cash and booking a healthy person off work.
This came to light following a Weekend Post investigation into Dr Bongani Nqini, who runs his surgery from Njoli Square in Zwide.
He was arrested in 2010 for issuing a sick note without conducting an examination.
Nqini was found guilty in the Port Elizabeth Commercial Crimes Court in August last year of issuing the sick note and then submitting a claim to a medical aid scheme.
He will appeal against the decision in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court next week.
Industry watchdog the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has confirmed that its own probe is ongoing.
Last week, after a Port Elizabeth businessman contacted Weekend Post raising concerns about his seemingly healthy staff who were being booked off by Nqini, a reporter visited the surgery and was given a fake medical certificate less than 10 minutes after entering Nqini’s rooms.