By Marika Sboros
The Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) released a press release today saying it found Prof Tim Noakes guilty of unprofessional conduct.
That’s not possible, of course, since the case against him has not concluded. The HPCSA’s Professional Conduct Committee (PCC) that is hearing the charge has yet to hear closing argument from lawyers on both sides. The PCC will issue a ruling after that, on April 21, 2017.
PCC Chair, Pretoria advocate Joan Adams, has issued a tightly worded, clearly irate statement. She said that the HPCSA’s press release is “devoid of all truth”. Noakes’ lawyer Adam Pike said much the same thing on radio. Pike also announced that Noakes is considering legal action against the HPCSA.
Here’s what Adams had to say: