Tinashe Mugabe Is Not Qualified says Medical Laboratory And Clinical Scientists Of Zimbabwe!

The Medical Laboratory & Clinical Scientists Council of Zimbabwe has issued a hard-hitting statement slamming local DNA specialist Tinashe Mugabe, the host of The Closure DNA Show. 

The authorities said that Mugabe is not professionally qualified nor competent to issue DNA test results.

The Medical Laboratory & Clinical Scientists Council of Zimbabwe also slammed ‘Sis’ Jane from Expedite DNA Zimbabwe, who appears on radio and television personality Tilder Moyo, Karizamimba’s Tilder Live Show. The authorities accused Mugabe, the principal consultant at Global DNA Diagnostic Centre and Jane of preying on poor people.
Tinashe Mugabe Is Not Qualified says Medical Laboratory And Clinical Scientists Of Zimbabwe!
Tinashe Mugabe Is Not Qualified says Medical Laboratory And Clinical Scientists Of Zimbabwe!

They also said that Global DNA Diagnostic Centre and Expedite DNA Zimbabwe, are not registered members of The Medical Laboratory & Clinical Scientists Council of Zimbabwe and the Health Professional Councils in Zimbabwe.

Below is the statement from Chari C Mubvumbi Ranganayi, the Chairman of The Council:

The Medical Laboratory & Clinical Scientists Council of Zimbabwe (MLCSCZ) is a regulatory authority established in terms of Part IX, Section 49 of the Health Professions Act, Chapter 27:19.

Subject to Health Professions Act, (Chapter 27:19) the functions of the Council are:

  1. To assist in the promotion of the health of the population of Zimbabwe; and
  2. To regulate, control and supervise all matters affecting the training of persons in, and the manner of the exercise of, the medical laboratory professions and; (c) to advise the Minister on any matter affecting the medical laboratory profession or calling; and
  3. To communicate to the Minister information on matters of public importance acquired by the Council in the performance of its functions under this Act.

One such matter of public importance acquired by the Council in the performance of its functions under the Health Professions Act (Chapter 27:19) is the publication of unscientifically substantiated percentage paternity tests results in the Sunday Mail of 5 September 2021.

The Medical Laboratory & Clinical Scientists Council of Zimbabwe would like to set the record straight:
  1. Global DNA Zimbabwe and Expedite DNA Zimbabwe are registered with Council as DNA collection sites and not testing sites.
  2. According to the Health Professions Act, medical laboratory test is requested for by qualified and registered clinicians.
  3. Upon successful completion of the testing process, the test results are sent back to the requesting clinicians who are qualified to advise patients and clients in an ethical manner.
  4. Professional Code of Conducts of various health professionals in Zimbabwe clearly states that divulging either orally or in writing, any information concerning a patient/client test result ought not to be divulged to third parties except where so required by law.
  5. Mr Tinashe Mugabe of Global DNA of The Closure DNA Show and Jane of Expedite DNA Zimbabwe Tilder Live Zim Show are not registered members of the Medical Laboratory & Clinical Scientists Council of Zimbabwe nor sister Health Professional Councils in Zimbabwe.
  6. Mr Tinashe Mugabe and Jane are not professionally qualified nor competent to issue those test results.
  7. Therefore, the Medical Laboratory & Clinical Scientists Council of Zimbabwe condemns such unethical practice on the poor and the marginalised population by Global DNA Zimbabwe and Expedite DNA Zimbabwe.
  8. The Medical Laboratory & Clinical Scientists Council of Zimbabwe urges the Zimbabwean population not to be coerced into receiving Paternity results in such an unprofessional manner.
A legal professional who spoke to iHarare on condition of anonymity said that this is a storm in a teacup for Mugabe, as the statement from the authorities does not stop him from continuing with his show.

At the time of publishing, Tinashe Mugabe, Tilder Moyo, Global DNA Zimbabwe and Expedite DNA Zimbabwe were yet to comment on the statement from the authorities.


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