Doctor to pay back R7m

The Grahamstown High Court yesterday ordered retired Mthatha surgeon Professor Lizo Mazwai to pay back the R7-million a medical aid mistakenly put into his bank account.

Mazwai, who is also a former long-serving dean of Walter Sisulu University medical school, fought tooth and nail in court against paying back the money to Metropolitan Health, saying he had blown the bulk of it as he had believed it to be a legitimate pension payout.

But he will now have to find a way to pay back Metropolitan Health some R7.08-million plus interest of 9.5% backdated to January last year.

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