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Doctor suspended for unpaid fees

By Lerato Moeketse - lerato@sowetan.co.za | Mar 27, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 41 ]

A POPULAR Soweto medical doctor is currently operating without a medical licence and is accused by her staff of abusing them.

Dr Gabaza Dolphina Ngobeni, who runs the Dr Gabaza Healing Centre in Diepkloof, has been suspended by the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) after failing to pay her annual fee.

Ngobeni has made guest appearances on Soweto TV, JoziFM and Shift on SABC1.

HPCSA acting registrar and CEO Dr Kgosi Letlape confirmed that Ngobeni is currently operating illegally.

"This practitioner is registered with the HPCSA as a medical practitioner in the category independent practice.

"She is currently suspended for failure to pay annual fees and is, as per the Health Professions Act, not allowed to practise her profession."

Asked about her licence Ngobeni said: "I still need to go to Pretoria and fix that up."

Later she claimed that she needed clarification from the HPCSA on why she was suspended.

Ngobeni has a general medical practice and a diabetes healing centre where she teaches people how to deal with the disease.

Ngobeni is also accused of abusing her staff. She allegedly does not pay them and sends threatening text messages and letters. She has 12 staff members and allegedly owes them more than R12,000.

"Dr Gabaza is using us, we are not happy with the treatment we get from her," one employee said.

Questioned about the employees' complaints Ngobeni confessed that she was not familiar with human resources management issues. She said she still needed to employ a human resources person to deal with such issues.

She, however, also blamed the delay in salary payment on the employees, accusing them of submitting wrong claims to medical aids.

In a letter to her employees shown to Sowetan Ngobeni wrote: "If u go without sorting out the claims then u must know I will not pay u. This is where money for the business comes from and if u refuse to check the source of the money where am I going to get the money to pay you."

Another letter written in February when staff were not paid read: "Our next payments if we work well will be 1 March 2012 . Then by 13 March 2012 we wil (sic) be able to settle Jan and February salaries combined. After 13 March everyone should be back on their original dates but I also recommend fasting and prayer. Moses fasted during the 40 days and 40 nights he was on Mount Sinai receiving the law from God (Exodus 34.28) . Sekunjalo."

- This article was first published in the Sowetan newspaper March 26 2012

COMMENTS [ 41 ]

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Robinh ; you really don't know what i am talking about she have a kid with one of this politicians i know her so well from THE BRIDGE IN JOZI

Mar 28, 2012 3:0 | 0 replies

Lets not be quick to judge.

After ive read the stoty ive notice the misscommuniucation between the doctor and the HPCSA.if the licence has expired the HPCSA has to notify the doctor immidiately and payment should be made or the practice will be closed.

About the sms, she is 100% correct when she said i make my money through medical claims to pay you and if you dont claim how will i pay you.

The workers must just do their job for the doctor (claiming) for the doctor to pay them and renew the licence.

Keep on doing the good job doctor.

Mar 27, 2012 10:23 | 0 replies

Very scary doctor.... I will never be healed by her.

Mar 27, 2012 10:22 | 0 replies

♫♫♪♫♪♫Machangana mi dlaya hi swifafa♫♫♪♫♪♫Nikenetele ni tekele bha malume♫♫♪♫♪♫
♫♫♪♫♪♫Machangana mi dlaya hi swifafa.♫♫♪♫♪♫.....oh ,what a song !!!

Mar 27, 2012 10:21 | 0 replies

"she has 12 staff members and allegedly owes them more than 12k" i wonder oba golela bokae?

Mar 27, 2012 10:3 | 0 replies

@Sowetan
Hahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!! If anybody here needs to fast is you Dr Gabaza!!! What is your BMI?????????????? Comeon woman do not disgrace the proffession!!!!!! Why are you so abusive?????

Mar 27, 2012 9:31 | 0 replies

she looks fat, why doesnt she fast? she doesnt afford licence fees why doesnt she pray?

Mar 27, 2012 9:30 | 0 replies

Skhumbasengwenya: Not many practicing doctors have PhDs. I would suggest that very few have.

Mar 27, 2012 9:25 | 0 replies

@ BaleliM and others
"She just managed to graduate to a high level of stupidity even with her doctorate".

Dolphina doesn't have a PhD (doctorate),she has an MBcHB (thats a junior degree in medicine,its only 5yrs).She is a medical practitioner,otherwise known as a doctor in Hospital language.To become a full doctor (PhD),this are the qualifications to go through:
Bachelors degree-3 yrs
Bachelors honours degree-1 yr
Masters degree-2 yrs
Doctor of Philosophy degree (PhD)-3 yrs.
This are minimum durations,people tend to take more yrs even studying full time.

Mar 27, 2012 9:23 | 0 replies
Mar 27, 2012 10:25 | 0 replies

Jeez this DR, she is a psycho, why is she coating bible verses for not paying her staff, and as so fasting what is it for? ijoo batho bangwe ba sicka shame

Mar 27, 2012 10:28 | 0 replies