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ZACC arrests Harare doctor for conducting bogus medical tests

HARARE – Officers from the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) have raided a Harare doctor for allegedly defrauding patients by “conducting fake medical tests” at his private surgery.

Dr Michael Mandaza, who is expected in court soon, is accused of pulling off the con at Pacific 24hr Hospital, located at Kamunhu Shopping Centre in Mabvuku suburb.

“Mandaza conducted fake laboratory tests to patients at his hospital, charging them US$60 per test when in fact, he does not own any laboratory and instead, was generating fake laboratory reports,” ZACC said in a statement following the raid on Monday.

“Investigators from ZACC discovered a date stamp for the alleged fake laboratory, medical records of patients subjected to the fake tests, laptops and other digital devices used to generate the fake laboratory reports at the hospital.”

ZACC added: “Further searches at Dr. Mandaza’s residence in Zimre Park also resulted in the confiscation of USD$15,000 and R2,000.”

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