Zimbabwean Arrested After Submitting Fake Doctor’s Letter To South African Employer

A Zimbabwean man from Ekurhuleni in South Africa was arrested after he allegedly submitted a fake doctor’s letter to his employer.

On Friday, the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) said the Zimbabwean man identified as Masilo Matsoka, was charged with fraud.

Matsoka was arrested following a joint operation between the HPCSA inspectorate office, the Ekurhuleni East crime intelligence unit and the Germiston flying squad.

The joint operation found that Matsoka had purchased a fraudulent medical document. The HPCSA said Matsoka failed to cooperate with the investigators after initially indicating his willingness to point out the individual from whom he had purchased the document.

The HPCSA said:

During the operation, Mr Masilo Matsoka was found having purchased a fraudulent medical certificate under the name of Dr IK Mukhere. During investigation, Mr Matsoka indicated his willingness to accompany the operation team to Thembisa to point out the individual from whom he purchased the medical certificate. However, upon arrival in Thembisa he failed to co-operate further. Mr Matsoka was arrested and taken into custody at the Primrose [police station] whereby he was charged with fraud

Masilo Matsoka is expected to appear in court soon. The HPCSA said it was still searching for the individual who had issued the certificate.  The HPCSA said when caught, the individual would be charged too.

Meanwhile, in a separate matter, a Zimbabwean national Zephania Zimunya was sentenced after being convicted for producing fake South African drivers’ licenses.

Zimunya was arrested a year ago.

The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) reported that Zephania Zimunya who operated from an internet café was sentenced to one-year imprisonment after being kept in custody for 11 months.

The RTMC said:

On an investigation conducted by NTACU and the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI), a Zimbabwean foreign national, Zephania Zimunya, was convicted for producing fraudulent South African driving licenses and foreign driving licenses from an internet café he was operating in his backyard in Hercules, Pretoria.