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HEALTH abbot Obadiah Moyo is neither a able medical doctor nor a adolescent of assorted all-embracing aristocratic societies as declared on his class vitae acquaint by Chitungwiza Central Hospital (CCH), area he served as arch controlling afore actuality appointed into Cabinet, investigations by the Zimbabwe Independent accept revealed.
By Tinashe Kairiza/Andrew Kunambura
The investigations showed that Moyo is an bookish and medical impostor, who is not a registered practitioner with the Medical Dental Practitioners Board of Zimbabwe (MDPCZ).
It additionally emerged this anniversary that President Emmerson Mnangagwa abandoned his admiral who banned the arrangement of Moyo as Bloom abbot due to his ambiguous medical qualifications.
Mnangagwa had asked for due activity checks to authorize Moyo’s adequacy for the appointment, amid added abeyant chiffonier appointees.
On his CV acquaint on the CCH website, Moyo claims to be a “visionary baton with a accurate track-record in the fields of anesthetic and controlling management”.
He says he able a Doctor of Anesthetic Amount (MD) in the West Indies, a arena of the North Atlantic Ocean in the Caribbean, afterwards allegorical the country, university and year of abstraction as is the norm.
Moyo did not acknowledge to questions from the Independent, but investigations accustomed there is no such accomplishment as MD throughout the Anglophone Caribbean region. Medical experts said in best Anglo-Saxon countries, practising medical doctors attain a Bachelor of Anesthetic and Dental Surgeries amount (MBChB) from a recognised university, as is additionally the case locally.
Elsewhere, the accepted accomplishment is accepted as MBBS, an abridgement for Medicinae Baccalaureus, Baccalaureus Chirurgiae, or Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery in English.
Contrary to claims on the CV that he was a medical practitioner with a accurate track-record, Moyo never able as a medical doctor in Zimbabwe.
The Bloom Professions Act requires practitioners to annals with MDPCZ. Moyo’s name does not arise on the account of the 3 624 registered medical practitioners in the country.
MDPCZ officials, who accepted the account to the Zimbabwe Independent, explained the acrimonious allotment process.
“You charge to be able for seven years at the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) and thereafter assignment as an intern for two years. You will afresh be deployed as a government commune medical administrator for at atomic a year afore you are acceptable to get into clandestine practice. All this while, you will be alive beneath austere administration and you can alone advance on able recommendations,” an official said.
“If you accustomed your training in the Sadc region, the board verifies your abilities afore acceptance you to annals afterwards added restrictions. If you are registered alfresco Sadc, you charge to assignment for amid six and 12 months beneath administration afore you are accustomed to practice. You will afresh be accepted an MDPCZ certificate, which is renewable annually. You cannot aloof airing in actuality claiming to be a doctor, it does not assignment that way.”
On his resume, Moyo claims to be a registered renal specialist and actinic pathologist, admitting the actuality that he is not on the MDPCZ annals as it appears on its website: http://www.mdpcz.co.zw/mdpcz.
Moyo additionally claims to be a holder of a Master of Philosophy amount in anesthetic (MPhil Med) from the UZ, afresh afterwards advertence which year he graduated.
The university this anniversary beneath to afford ablaze on Moyo’s bookish credentials.
“The University of Zimbabwe abjure to admonish that with all due respect, not all institutions and/or individuals can accept admission to arcane advice about the institution’s clients, including students, agents and alumni with the barring of the audience themselves, accepted or abeyant administration and/or a government accepted investigating authority.
“Alternatively, such arcane advice can be anesthetized to a third party, if and back such a party, has especially authorised the University to do so,” UZ Advice and Public Relations administrator Daniel Chihombori told the Independent in responses to accounting inquiries this week.
The Independent analysis corroborates a cable anachronous November 2008 appear by whistle-blower, WikiLeaks in which above US Ambassador to Zimbabwe James McGee, in accord to Washington, wrote: “Moyo’s business agenda indicates he has both a PhD and a medical degree. Afterwards our antecedent meeting, we abstruse that he becoming neither.
Rather, he was Sally Mugabe’s dialysis artisan at Parirenyatwa throughout her continued attempt with a branch disease. Afterwards Sally’s death, Mr Moyo aback became Dr Moyo, and in 2004 he became CEO of Chitungwiza Hospital.”
Elite all-embracing medical societies to which Moyo claims to be a adolescent absolved his claim.
International Association in Nephrology (ISN), United Kingdom (UK) programme coordinator Marie-Pierre Smal, accepted that Moyo was not a adolescent of the celebrated medical club adverse to his claims.
He alone abutting the celebrated association in 2015 as an accustomed member. Acquaintance to the association requires one to be a acclaimed medical specialist.
“I affirm that Dr Obadiah Moyo is a affiliate of the All-embracing Association of Nephrology back January 1, 2015. About he is not an ISN adolescent and has never able an ISN acquaintance training with an ISN sponsored grant. Nephrology is a baby apple and medical achievements are actual abundant based on associate review, networking and chat of mouth,” Marie-Pierre Smal said.
“If the area realises addition is claiming apprenticeship he did not get, this would be actual bad columnist for the person.”
Other clubs such as the Royal College of Pathologists (FRCPath), (UK), Royal Association of Public Bloom (FRSPH) (UK) and the Royal Association of Biology (FRSB) (UK) said they could alone animadversion with Moyo’s consent.
Medical sources said Mnangagwa about “did the exact opposite” of what his admiral had recommended back he appointed Moyo. “There were consultations with accordant stakeholders in the medical field. The abstraction was to appraise if they were adequate accepting addition who was not a medical doctor as their minister. They were additionally asked to advance names of bodies they anticipation would be acceptable for the appointment,” a antecedent said.
“They were adequate alive with addition not a medical doctor as continued as that being was not Obadiah Moyo. But the botheration with Moyo is that he is an imposter. So industry was accepted that Moyo was not a acceptable appearance to aegis and advance the candor of the bloom and medical profession.”
According to the sources, several added individuals including the ministry’s abiding secretary Gerald Gwinji, were shortlisted for the post.
Other candidates who were appropriate accommodate one army arch articular as major-general Celestino Bhasera and above Bloom abbot Henry Madzore, who was out accurately butterfingers for his links to the action party, MDC.
Sources added said afterwards Mnangagwa realised that Moyo’s arrangement had torched a storm, he roped in Chikomba West administrator John Mangwiro, who is a admired medical doctor to deputise Moyo in adjustment to “sanitise the ministry.”