Fraud, wanted doctor arrested by Hawks, Pretoria

South African Police Service

Fraud, wanted doctor arrested by Hawks, Pretoria. Photo: SAPS
Fraud, wanted doctor arrested by Hawks, Pretoria. Photo: SAPS

Doctor Levy Choene Makgatho (39) who was sought by the Hawks’ for failure to comply with a court order after conviction has been arrested.

Makgatho was arrested on Tuesday at the Pretoria’s affluent Silver Lakes Mall following tip offs from vigilant community members. These was after his photo was circulated through the media. He appeared before the Ga-Rankuwa Magistrate Court the same day and he was remanded in custody until 12 June 2019.

It is alleged that in 2012 Makgatho opened surgeries and allegedly employed foreign nationals without qualifications and continued to claim from different medical aid schemes. He was arrested in June 2012 by members of Serious Commercial Crime Investigation team for fraud after his underhand dealings were uncovered.

Makgatho was found guilty on 18 October 2017 by the Ga-Rankuwa Magistrate Court and sentenced to 5 years imprisonment or a fine of R10 000.00 which sentence is wholly suspended for a period of five years on condition that the accused pays by way of a compensatory fine of an amount of R185 000.00 to Bonitas Medical aid scheme directly at an amount of R7 000.00 per month starting from 31 January 2018.

No payments were received hence the court issued an order for Dr Makgatho arrest.

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