Mokgadi Ramusi. Photo supplied/ Limpopo SAPS

By: Otto Ngoveni

LIMPOPO- A nurse stationed at Botlokwa Clinic outside Polokwane was sentenced after being found guilty for stealing and selling ARVs.

Mokgadi Monica Ramusi (45) was found guilty for contravention of the Medicine and Related Substances Act 101 of 1965 and sentenced to pay twenty thousand rands (R20 000) fine or four years imprisonment of which half is suspended for five (5) years by Morebeng Regional Court on Friday the 11th of August 2017.

Ramusi who is a nurse by profession at Botlokwa was arrested in June 2016 in Polokwane by Hawks members for unlawful possession of 24 bottles containing ARV tablets that she was trying to sell.

The investigation revealed that the accused stole the ARV tablets from Botlokwa Clinic where she is stationed. The accused was granted one thousand rand (R1000) bail during her trial.

Limpopo Hawks Spokesperson, Captain Matimba Maluleke, confirmed the sentencing and further said the suspect’s duty as a nurse is to give ARV tablets to suitable patients, but this one decided to steal them and make extra cash.

The information was received that certain woman was selling ARVs to people right inside the city of Polokwane. An undercover cop approached the suspect and she attempted to sell him 24 sealed round bottles containing ARVs for R7500. Maluleke added

Edited by Rhandzu Hlungwane