Bogus Biokinetics appears in court after re-arrest

News South Africa

Tebogo Msimanga |

A 54-year-old Johannes Christian van Belkum appeared before the Klerksdorp Magistrate’s court on Monda , 06 September 2021 following his re-arrest on Friday after he skipped bail. Belkum was released on R2000 bail and was scheduled back in court on 26 April 2021, however, he absconded and fled to the Western Cape.

Hawks North West provincial spokesperson, Captain Tlangelani said an arrest warrant was issued for him and he was traced to Mossel Bay where he worked as a fitness trainer.

“Belkum was initially arrested in Klerksdorp by the Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation team on 24 March 2021 for allegedly practising as a Biokineticist whilst he is not registered as one.”

He allegedly charged amounts ranging between R150 to R1600 for consultation and was subsequently arrested and charged with fraud and contravention of the Health Professions Act 56 of 1974.The matter is postponed to 14 September 2021 for bail application.

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