Matthew Lani, who had impersonated a doctor, appeared in the Johannesburg Magistrates Court and was released without charges. South Africans expressed concern for his mental well-being, believing he needed psychiatric help as reported by Briefly.
The state dropped the impersonation charge, citing a lack of evidence against him. Lani was initially arrested for trespassing at Helen Joseph Hospital, leading to public scrutiny and investigations into his qualifications.
His lawyer stated there was no basis for further arrest and praised the prosecutors for their judgment. A video of Lani leaving the court was shared on social media, sparking sympathy for his situation.
Take a look at the video below:
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