Health Minister Joe Phaahla has suspended CEO and registrar of the Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) David Motau a second time, for allegedly not disclosing that he was implicated in a criminal investigation when he applied for the position. According to Times Live (26 August) Phaahla states in a letter to Motau that he decided to suspend him after consulting with the council. The letter reads that “in addition

to the criminal charges that the state has levelled against you, you failed to state the existence of a criminal investigation against you by the SA Police Service when you should have done so”. Motau is charged with contravening the Public Finance Management Act. He was released on bail of R5 000 when he appeared in the Bloemfontein magistrate’s court earlier this month.

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