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Matthew Zingelwa Lani accused of being a fake Doctor


Matthew Zingelwa Lani accused of being a fake Doctor

A man who goes by the name Dr Matthew Lani on TikTok has been accused by health authorities in South Africa of impersonating a medical doctor.

The bogus doctor, reported to be in his 20s, appears on the app wearing scrubs in a public hospital, giving medical advice to Tiktokers.

It has opened up a criminal case against the man, saying it is a criminal offense to practice when not registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.

The health department said the name that he alleged to be his real identity actually belonged to a second-year medical intern at a local hospital.

The fake doctor has alleged he is a graduate of a medical school but the school has denied the claims.

The authorities say the incident has highlighted the need to improve who has access to health facilities and improve employee identification processes.

Dr Matthew Lani’s account no longer appears to be available on TikTok.

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