“Somebody has told them, ‘I can cure this thing [Covid-19]’. I am trying to find out who this person is selling this medicine, but people aren’t telling me,” Goqwana said.
He said it was clear this person was out to make money.
“The problem is that when things get worse for people, they turn to unknown concoctions instead of going to conventional doctors. But the ingredients in these concoctions can interact with each other and you might find that somebody could die.
“People are afraid, so they seek out whoever is going to help them.”
Goqwana said there could be a marrying of Western medicine and traditional medicine, but this should be done responsibly.
In June, the amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism reported that Transnet had come in for some unwanted attention from cybercriminals. As far back as January, someone purchased the domain name Transnetengineerings.net, which differs from Transnet Engineering’s legitimate domain name, Transnetengineering.net, through the addition of the letter “s”.
Months later, the fake Transnet Engineering site asked for proposals for the supply of 31 Kerfax e400 hospital beds, even going so far as to copy legitimate tender documents. The proposal was later proved to be a scam.