A Fake Nigerian Doctor In Trouble Again


A fake Nigerian medical doctor, by name Anthony
Okey Nwafor, who was arrested in 2015, for allegedly posing as a medical doctor in Pretoria,
and Limpopo, is embroiled in another legal tussle. This time, he has turned to the court, after
Home Affairs took away his South African citizenship. The Home Affairs claims, that Nwafor was still
married to his Nigerian wife, Ebere Nwafor, when he entered into another marriage with
an 18-year-old South African girl, Gladys Vilankulu. Nwafor said, in papers before the Gauteng
High Court, Pretoria, that he wanted his South African citizenship back. He said his marriage to his former wife in
Nigeria, had been annulled by the court in his native country. Thus, he said, he was a free man when he married
his South African wife. But the Home Affairs objected to the second
marriage, and said it was not legal. According to the Home Affairs, his second
wife was under the age of 21, and her guardians were supposed to have signed a consent form,
before she could get married. However, Nwafor pointed out, that the signature
of his second wife’s mother did appear on the form, but Home Affairs questioned its
authenticity. Nwafor was granted bail in 2015, after he
was arrested on a charge of fraud. He had allegedly posed as a medical doctor
while he did not have the required qualifications. His legal team insisted that he was qualified
to practise as a doctor. He was arrested after the Limpopo Department
of Health, the SAPS Anti-Corruption Unit, and the Department of Home Affairs worked
together for a long time, to arrest him. He claimed he had worked for the Department
of Health in Limpopo, at the Mecklenburg Hospital, between 2003 and 2005. He also worked as a specialist physician in
Pretoria for some time. It is not clear what happened to this case,
but he still referred to himself in the latest court papers, as Dr Nwafor. The Home Affairs said that he had obtained
his permanent residence in South Africa through fraudulent means. It further claimed he was still married to
his Nigerian wife, Ebere Nwafor, when he married Gladys Vilankulu in South Africa. Nwafor said that shortly after the church
blessing of the marriage between him and Ebere in Nigeria, a serious material issue occurred. This resulted in the immediate dissolution
of the marriage. He said he had played open cards, when he
married Vilankulu shortly afterwards, and according to him, Vilankulu’s mother gave
them her blessing for the marriage. Nwafor said everything was done according
to the book, and he could not understand how the Home Affairs suddenly revoked his South
African citizenship. The court, however, said there were so many
disputes of facts, that the only way to resolve the issues, was to hear oral evidence from
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