Alleged Soweto pill thieves apprehended

Two men are expected to appear in the Protea Magistrate’s Court on Monday for allegedly breaking into a clinic and stealing medicine, Soweto police said on Saturday.

Inspector Kay Makhubela said the men, aged 42 and 44, were found in possession of stolen pills they allegedly intended to sell to local residents while posing as doctors.

Both men were arrested by security guards at the Zola Clinic.

They found the 42-year-old inside the clinic’s pharmacy on Friday.

“It is suspected he gained entrance into the clinic’s pharmacy through a window,” said Makhubela.

The man—who has no medical qualifications—appeared in the Protea Magistrate’s Court on Thursday. His case was postponed to Monday.

The 44-year-old, who had a “practice” in Zola, was arrested while driving out of the same clinic on Tuesday in possession of pills valued at R200 000.

A nurse was also arrested for allegedly helping one of the “doctors”. She is also expected to appear in court soon.—Sapa

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