samalogo thumb medium85 87News24 reports that allegations that students were being fraudulently enrolled at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s (UKZN’s) medical school needed to be investigated swiftly, the South African Medical Association (SAMA) said on Tuesday. 

“We are extremely concerned about these allegations and call upon the Ministry of Education to investigate them quickly and effectively.  If any staff members are found to be complicit in these activities they must be dealt with decisively,” chairperson Dr Mzukisi Grootboom said in a statement.  The owners of popular Durban restaurant Little Gujarat have appeared in court on fraud charges following allegations that they were selling places to study at the medical school.  The three allegedly worked in cahoots with a syndicate at UKZN to fraudulently enrol students in the health science faculty and school of medicine.  University principal Dr Albert van Jaarsveld said the institution’s forensic services unit was working with law enforcement agencies to identify those involved.  He anticipated further arrests.


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