Covid-19 affects treatment

Wednesday 17 June 2020 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime


Alleged fraudster Devonne Mitchell’s mental health treatment has been on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Mitchell, who is facing charges of fraud, forgery, threatening to kill and possession of utensil, was granted bail last year December to travel to New Zealand for medical treatment.

Police prosecutor senior sergeant Fairoa Tararo requested a longer adjournment for the case. He said Mitchell’s wife contacted police this week advising them that he was still undergoing treatment.

Now that New Zealand has moved to level one, Mitchell would be able to resume with his medical treatment, Tararo said.

The matter has been adjourned to August 27.