Professor Tim Noakes claims the Health Professions Council of SA‘s decision to appeal the majority ruling finding him not guilty of misconduct smacks of a witch-hunt set on his prosecution and persecution, says a Health24 report.
‘My legal team and I had originally chosen to go quietly into the night following the successful judgment delivered by Advocate Joan Adams in my favour.’
In what has became the most closely watched HPCSA hearings yet, the Banting guru faced being struck off as a registered medical practitioner. The HPCSA has confirmed that the saga is now set to continue. ‘Please note that the HPCSA on 10 May 2017 filed a notice to appeal the majority judgment of the Professional Conduct Committee. Professor Noakes has also filed a cross-appeal regarding the failure by the committee to award costs in the majority judgment,’ it said.
Noakes said his legal team will now vigorously pursue all the injustices done to him during the hearing process.
“We will be encouraging South African medical practitioners who disagree with the trial to begin questioning why their subscriptions to the HPCSA are being wasted in this spiteful and malignant witch hunt.”Full Health24 report