Dr Pashy threatens to sue Minister Motsoaledi

todayMay 12, 2023 150

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Dr Mmereka ‘Dr Pashy’ Ntshani


Celebrity doctor, Mmereka Ntshani, has threatened to take legal action against Home Affairs Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, over alleged defamatory statements.

Ntshani, also known as Dr Pashy, has written to the minister demanding a written public apology no later than next week Monday.
She is accusing Dr Motsoaledi of making defamatory and inaccurate accusations during his press briefings and TV interviews with eNCA and SABC News.
The doctor claims that Motsoaledi alluded to false conclusions that she was involved in aiding Thabo Bester and Dr Nandipha Magudumana to abscond.
The convicted murderer and Facebook rapist and his lover Dr Magudumana were arrested in Tanzania in April and are currently in police custody.
Minister Motsoaledi announced during a press briefing that Dr Magudumana was found in possession of two passports that belonged to Dr Pashy when she was caught in Tanzania. He also revealed that one of the passports had expired.


“One of the passports expired on July 25 2012. It beats us why she was carrying an expired passport because it has no use, it can’t be used at any border because passports are not only controlled by us. They get used into many countries,” said Motsoaledi.

Motsoaledi also rubbished claims that Dr Nandipha assumed Dr Pashy’s identity.
So there’s a story that Dr Nandipha, the one who is in jail has assumed the identity of Dr Ntshani, I read it somewhere in the media, that’s not true. She never ever assumed that identity , she just carried the two passports and she never used them anywhere, so we still don’t know whether she was going to use them or not.”
Dr Pashy has since opened a case against Bester and his lover Dr Magudumana.
In the cease, desist and retract letter to the Home Affairs Minister, Dr Pashy says she has been receiving widespread criticism on social media because of the minister’s utterances.
“Our client further informs us that her medical practice relies on relationships that she has over the years developed with surgeons, and the social media comments and in particular your statements, have fueled and given undue legitimacy to a false narrative and have resulted in some of her colleagues being reluctant, and some refusing, to work with her,” her legal representatives say in the letter.
The celebrity doctor is demanding that the minister withdraws and retracts all defamatory statements and utterances.

“Therefore, should no response be received as aforementioned, our client will issue will issue a notice in terms of Section 3(1) of Act 40 of 2002 of her intention to institute legal proceedings against you for damages she has sustained as a direct result of your defamatory statements and utterances.”

Written by: Lindiwe Mpanza

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