'Fake doctor' granted bail

Saima Mushimba faces charges of fraud and contravening a section of the Medical and Dental Act 10 of 2004, by pretending to be a doctor.

20 May 2019 | Crime

Saima Mushimba has been granted bail of N$2 000 by the Oshakati Magistrate's Court after appearing in connection with pretending to be a student doctor who had studied in Russia.

The Oshakati Intermediate Hospital could not explain how the 24-year-old ended up treating patients at the state facility.

Magistrate Helena Ekandjo granted Mushimba bail last week.

She faces charges of fraud and contravening a section of the Medical and Dental Act 10 of 2004, by pretending to be a doctor.

Mushimba, who will be conducting her own defence, was not asked to plead.

The matter was postponed to 3 July for further police investigation.

“You will remain in custody until you pay the bail amount of N$2 000. You are urged to return to court on 3 July, and if you fail, a warrant of arrest will be issued against you. Once you pay your bail money, you are required to report to the Oshakati police station every Monday and Friday, and you are not allowed to go out of the Oshakati district without informing the investigator,” Ekandjo told the suspect.

Chrisna Masule represented the State in the matter.

Oshakati Intermediate Hospital acting superintendent Dr Korbinian Vizcaya Amutenya could not say how Mushimba ended up at the hospital.

According to a police report, Mushimba was identified by someone who accused her of stealing a laptop in Windhoek.

The women notified the hospital, which then notified the police. Mushimba was arrested last Tuesday after a preliminary investigation found she was pretending to be a medical intern and was using fake documents.

She had allegedly told a family member, who had given her accommodation, that she was employed in the casualty ward's pharmacy.

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