Dedza first grade magistrate Annette Banda last week slapped a bogus medical doctor of South African origin with a two-year sentence.
According to Dedza Police spokesperson Edward Kabango, the convict, Khethiwe Johnson (26) was initially spotted on April 28 dressed as a doctor at Dedza District Hospital claiming she had been deployed from Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) in Lilongwe. Said Kabango: “She showed up again the following day, prompting sceptical hospital authorities to cross-check with KCH, resulting in her arrest.”
He said the accused admitted to the offence of impersonating a medical doctor.
The court slapped her with the two-year custodial sentence to deter other would-be bogus doctors as it is dangerous for non-medical personnel to tamper with patient’s lives.
The accused, who hails from the Eastern Cape Province in South Africa, has since been committed to Dedza Prison.