Bogus pharmacist appears in court

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Pretoria – Bogus pharmacist Miyelani Carol Maswanganyi (43) has appeared in the Hlanganani Magistrate Court in Limpopo on Wednesday for operating a chemist without a licence.

This is a direct contravention of Act 101 of 1965 sec 22a (1) of medicines and related substances.                                                             

The Hawks Commercial Crime Unit conducted an intelligence driven operation in August 2016.

During the operation, two bogus chemists were identified in Sekororo and Mamaila Villages and were closed down.

The owner of Sekororo bogus chemist was arrested during the operation but Maswanganyi, who owns a bogus chemist at Mamaila village, could not be found.

The manhunt for the suspect was launched and she was later located. The suspect was then summoned to appear before Hlanganani Magistrate Court on 22 March 2017. 

Operations are still being conducted throughout the province to check for other unlicensed chemists.  

Maswanganyi will be back in court on 5 April 2017. –

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