Limpopo health MEC Phophi Ramathuba has suspended a medical doctor who was arrested for allegedly dealing in illegal drugs.
Dr Mpho Lekalakala was found in possession of nyaope sachets, hard drugs and a bag containing dagga.
He is currently out on bail and his case has been remanded to 1 August.
Ramathuba says this act seeks to undermine government efforts in the fight against drug abuse.
She says the doctor will remain suspended following the disciplinary procedures instituted by the department.
“We have put him aside to not be contact with our patients because if we allow him to continue the public confidence, which is already compromised, will worsen. We will continue to support the police.”