Shock at news of university medical school scam

KwaZulu-Natal Health provincial leader Sibongiseni Dhlomo registered his shock after a syndicate selling spots at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Nelson Mandela School of Medicine was busted this month, writes Jeff Wicks for Times Live.

Three people‚ who appeared in the Pinetown Magistrate’s court last week‚ are alleged to have negotiated bribes and liaised with university staff to enrol prospective students in the sought-after spots. They were granted bail of R40‚000 each.

The price of a seat in the school of medicine was purported to be R500‚000‚ while R250‚000 got a spot in the faculties of pharmacy‚ optometry and audiology. Exam question and answer papers were also available at a fee. Dhlomo praised the police who had been tasked with investigating the matter.
Full report on the Times Live site