Crime & Courts

Mandaza Arrested For Suspected Fraud and Money Laundering

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By John Makamure, ZACC Spokesman

The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission has arrested Dr Michael Mandaza who operates Pacific 24 Hour Hospital at Kamunhu Shopping Centre in Mabvuku for defrauding patients by conducting fake medical tests at his hospital.

 

Dr Mandaza (43) was picked up on Monday and is in police custody awaiting his court appearance while further investigations are also underway.

 

It is alleged that Dr 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.

 

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.

 

Further searches at Dr Mandaza’s residence in Zimre Park also resulted in confiscation of USD$15 000 and 2 000 Rand.

Robert Tapfumaneyi

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