Hawks catch illegal abortion doctor in the act

Boxes of pamphlets advertising services at the illegal abortion clinic was found during the bust.

MALALANE –The Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Unit and Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) raided a suspected illegal surgery practice in town on Tuesday.

A board advertising the illegal surgery.

They found an unregistered doctor allegedly in the process of carrying out an illegal abortion.

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Investigations were started after the Hawks and HPCSA received complaints regarding the illegal surgery and medical professional. They found that Abubakari Kaweesa (46) was no registered with the medical council of SA, thus practicing illegally.

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Kaweesa reportedly used traditional medicines and abortion tablets in his practice.

He was arrested for contravening three Acts and appeared in the Malelane Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday. He will remain in police custody and his next court appearance is on Wednesday.

Retha Nel

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