Hawks widen investigation into SA medical school ‘places for sale’ - Health Resource International West Africa (HRI)

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Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Hawks widen investigation into SA medical school ‘places for sale’


Durban. 120517. A Durban cuople were arrested by the Hawks regarding fraud at the University ok Kwazulu Natal. Picture Leon Lestrade

Three Durban restaurateurs arrested by the Hawks, accused of selling places to study at the University of KwaZulu Natal‘s medical school for up to half a million rand a spot, have been released on bail. The expanding investigation may encompass another SA medical school.
Varsha, 44, Hitesh Bhatt, 46, and co-accused Preshni Hiraman, 54, made a brief court appearance inPinetown Magistrate’s Court. after their arrests on Friday, reports The Mercury.
The couple run a popular, internationally rated restaurant, Little Gujarat, in the Durban CBD.
The trio face charges of corruption for allegedly selling spaces at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine and other health science places at the university for a fee of between R250 000 and R500 000.

The racket was exposed by the Sunday Tribune.'




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