Durban – A Tongaat doctor who sexually assaulted a patient and quizzed her about whether her boyfriend had satisfied her, has had his licence wholly suspended for three years on condition that he does not commit a similar offence.
The Health Professions Council of SA found Shuran Jekmohan, 44, guilty of sexual assault and doing an inappropriate examination on a patient.
He had pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The Zimbabwean woman, who cannot be named, claimed Jekmohan fondled her instead of treating her flu-like symptoms.
Jekmohan told the hearing he had learnt his lesson and wanted to move forward.
HPCSA chairperson, Smangaliso Ngubane, rejected Jekmohan’s version of events saying it was contradictory.
However, he found the complainant, 32, to be a credible witness.
The woman testified that she had been a patient of Jekmohan in June last year and had gone to him for treatment of a sore throat.
He had made her remove her clothes and lie on the bed in her underwear.
She claimed he played with her nipples and put her hand on his buttocks and his private area.
Jekmohan said he had examined her breasts because she claimed she had missed her menstrual cycle and suspected she was pregnant.
The woman refuted this saying that she had an Implanon (contraceptive).
She said when he began examining her she was “traumatised”.
The woman claimed Jekmohan asked her whether her boyfriend satisfied her in bed.
Jekmohan claimed the woman was upset that she was not pregnant. He said the woman misconstrued what he asked her.
“When patients come into our rooms regarding fertility problems we ask them three questions.
“Does your partner smoke, consume alcohol and if he has power.”
He said power was related to sex drive.
He claimed he did an ultrasound and urine test.
The woman said that before he could touch her private area she jumped up and a nurse then handed her medication and she left.
“When I told my boyfriend what he did, he approached the front desk nurses and they just looked.
“It seemed as if they knew something but were afraid to talk because they could lose their jobs.”
The woman said the doctor told her she was beautiful in an unprofessional manner.
“I am a health care consultant and I know what is professional and unprofessional.”
Jekmohan said he had been a doctor for 18 years and he was not unprofessional.
He also said he was married with a 6-year-old son.
After being found guilty, Jekmohan apologised profusely to his colleagues saying that he was embarrassed. POST
Skeem Saam’s Koko Mantsha death dismissed as fake news
Koko Mantsha, the popular Skeem Saam character acto, real name, Lydia Mokgokoloshi is not dead.
Social media is awash with news of her death which seems to have been fuelled by fake news sites aiming to profit from unsuspecting lovers of the 80 year-old veteran actress.
Lydia Mokgokoloshi, has appeared in many television shows including Muvhango and Bophelo ke semphego.
Mokgokoloshi was born on 27 September 1939, in Polokwane, Polokwane Local Municipality, Capricorn District Municipality, Limpopo.
She is most famous for acting as Koko Mantsha the grandmother of Katlego Pietersen (Patrick Seleka) in the soap, Skeem Saam.
Tweets and reports that Mme Lydia Mokgokoloshi has passed are FALSE
Nkoko Mantsha, as she is affectionately known to Skeem Saam fans, is alive.
The FB page reporting this is NOT an SABC creates page. pic.twitter.com/mGcpWASpqf
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Thulani Dlomo, the axed former SSA top spy and former SA ambassador to Japan has handed himself over to police on Friday.
Dlomo’s lawyer Philani Shangase said that he handed himself over at his own will at the Durban Central Police station on Friday.
He said Dlomo was not arrested but wanted to clear his name following media reports.
Dlomo was being interviewed by police officers at 17h00 on Friday.
“He has denied all wrong doing,” Shangase said.
Dlomo was suspected to be one of the instigators of the unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.
This is a developing story.
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The public has been asked to refrain from fishing, surfing and swimming on the beaches after a video of the dead fish on the beaches emerged on social media.
The municipality said it was investigating what caused the marine life to die.
“It is considered serious and can affect one’s health if collected and consumed.”
According to reports, run-off water and chemicals reached the ocean through storm water drains after firefighters battled a blaze at a chemical plant at Cornubia started by looters on Tuesday.
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