Deputy Health Minister Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo said his department is in talks with the Cuban government to impose lighter penalties on Eastern Cape medical students who have studied in Cuba.
Last month, Cuba’s Villa Clara Medical School sentenced a student from Nkamakwe, near Butterworth, to a three-year suspension. He is accused of kidnapping two young Cuban women along with a fellow student from KwaZulu-Natal.
The student claims that the women were part of a trio trying to rob them and return their belongings.
During a visit to the student’s home, Dhlomo said his plea to the Cuban government was to get the students to finish their studies.
“We will continue to work with the Cuban government. But they also said there must be evidence that we support this little boy. He has a certain misdemeanor that is what is attracting him in terms of counseling, but I do not think he can live three years on this misdemeanor, so I only beg for that part.”
Ministry of Health negotiates with Cuba to ease punishment for SA students over kidnapping – SABC News
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