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Tim Noakes' lawyer dismisses 'guilty' verdict in HPCSA case

There is no truth to the claims that Professor Tim Noakes has been found guilty of unprofessional conduct in the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) complaint, says his lawyer Adam Pike.

It's not true. It's incorrect and wrong. It's sad that the HPCSA are so confused about what they are trying to do.

Adam Pike, lawyer representing Tim Noakes

This comes after Noakes allegedly gave "unconventional advice on breastfeeding babies on social media which was not in accordance with the norms and standards of his profession," according to the HPCSA's statement released on Friday afternoon.

Pike explains that no final ruling has been made in the matter, and says that HPSCA media advisory is disconcerting because it contradicts itself.

The statement first claims that Noakes has been found guilty, then advises that the matter has to be argued next year and judgement will be given 21 April 2017.

The hearing in to the matter was concluded on Wednesday 26 October.

If the council's media statement was true, Pike says it would be the fastest time that a committee has adjudicated a 24 day hearing in history.

UPDATE: The HPCSA has since retracted the initial statement.

Listen to the full blunder unpacked:

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