The DNA Man Tinashe Mugabe is far from being a DNA professional.
In a scathing statement released last nigh, the Medical Laboratory and Clinical Scientists Council of Zimbabwe (MLCSCZ) condemned Mugabe and Tilder Moyo as unregistered, unprofessional and unqualified.
MLCSCZ which regulates paternity testing revealed that Mugabe and Moyo were not qualified to neither initiate nor collect nor present DNA tests results as they were not registered clinicians.
“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 and Clinical Scientists Council of Zimbabwe nor sister Health Professional Councils in Zimbabwe” reads part of the MLCSCZ statement.
MLCSCZ further warned that Mugabe and Moyo, who broadcasting popular but controversial DNA shows, against issuing paternity tests on air.
Mugabe from the Global DNA hosts The Closure DNA Show while radio personality Moyo hosts the Tilder Live Show.
Mugabe is a principal consultant at Global DNA.
The weekly programmes have proved to be popular among ordinary Zimbabweans as they expose infidelity between couples.
However, the MLCSZ has condemned the programmes as “unethical practice on the poor and the marginalised population by Global DNA Zimbabwe and Expedite DNA Zimbabwe”.
“Mr. Tinashe Mugabe and Jane of Expedite DNA Zimbabwe are not professionally qualified to issue those tests results,” MLCSCZ board chairperson Ranganayi Mubvumbi said in a statement Friday.
MLCSCZ urged the Zimbabweans boycott Mugabe and Moyo’s paternity test services adding that they were being conducted in an unprofessional manner.
“Global DNA Zimbabwe and Expedite DNA Zimbabwe are registered with Council as DNA collection sites and not testing sites. According to the Health Professions Act, medical laboratory test is requested by qualified and registered clinicians. 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 ethical manner.
“Professional Code of Conducts of various health professionals in Zimbabwe clearly states that divulging either orally or in writing, any information concerning patient/client result ought not to be divulged to third parties except where so required by law.
Mugabe did not respond to questions sent to him by Zimbabwe Observer.