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Fake gynaecologist arrested at Parirenyatwa Hospital

A 52-year-old was arrested last week for masquerading as a gynecologist at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals in Harare.

As reported by NewsDay, the accused, Andrew Mapulanga appeared before Harare magistrate Dennis Mangosi following his arrest on Thursday.

He is facing a charge of possession of articles for criminal use and he was remanded in custody to this Monday for bail application.

Prosecutor Rufaro Chonzi told the court that on April 15 this year, Mapulanga went to Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals hanging a stethoscope on his neck, and moved up and down the corridors at the hospital.

It is further alleged that a security officer, Julia Shambare, suspected him to be a fake doctor because of his suspicious movements.

Shambare then alerted her colleague Alexander Munera who apprehended Mapulanga and took him to ZRP Parirenyatwa Post.

The police searched Mapulanga and found him in possession of a stethoscope, a business card indicating that he is a gynecologist, and a photocopy of Charity Mungofa’s Ordinary Level certificate.

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