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Gauteng health, Dr Zingelwa open criminal case against Matthews Lani

The Department of Health in Gauteng has opened a criminal case against “Dr Matthew Lani”, who claimed to be a medical doctor and gave out medical advice via TikTok. The Gauteng Department of Health and DR Sanele Zingelwa have opened cases against TikToker “Dr Matthew Lani”.

The department released a statement which read: “Lani managed to weave his way into the system pretending to be in the employ of Helen Joseph Hospital where he moved around the hospital corridors curating content for social media.”

Dr Matthew Lani

“Further investigations have revealed that Dr Sanele Zingelwa, the name which the Lani claims is his real name belongs to a second-year medical intern at Tembisa Provincial Tertiary Hospital. The real Dr Sanele Sobani Vambani Zingelwa has since opened a case of identity fraud at the Tembisa Police Station.”

The department also confirmed that they worked with Matthew on 16 June 2022 on a campaign across its facilities as part of Youth Month commemorations. The department’s statement follows HPCSA‘s statement which stated that his name does not appear in their register of health practitioner’s.

Dr Matthew Lani

“The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has noted with concern, a video of Mr Mathews Zingelwa-Lani which has gone viral on social media platforms. In the widely circulated video, Mr Mathews Zingelwa-Lani claims to have been authorised by the HPCSA to make and distribute his video.”

“The HPCSA would like to put it on record that no authorisation has been granted to Mr Mathews Zingelwa-Lani to make statements on behalf our Council stating that he’s a registered practitioner.

Source: News365

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