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Sekeramayi shames Mutsvangwa

By Gift Phiri 

The Medical and Dental Practitioners Council of Zimbabwe (MDPCZ) has confirmed that Defence minister Sydney Sekeramayi has undergone specialist medical training and has qualifications from Sweden that meet local standards or legislation to practice as a medical doctor.

File photo: Minister of Defence, Sydney Sekeramayi with War Veterans
File photo: Minister of Defence, Sydney Sekeramayi with War Veterans

MDPCZ’s revelation published on its website is seen shaming war veterans leader, Christopher Mutsvangwa, who claimed recently that the Defence minister was a bogus physician.

The garrulous war veterans’ leader had accused Sekeramayi of masquerading as a medical doctor, of allegedly failing to sit for medical examinations or gain registration with the local medical board and slowly assuming the identity of a real doctor.

But the MDPCZ — whose responsibility is to register, educate and discipline the medical and dental professions in Zimbabwe — confirmed on its web page that Sekeramayi, 73, has an acquired right to practice as a general practitioner or medical specialist in Zimbabwe.

Sekeramayi, whose registration number is M062440, has a primary qualification as a medical doctor from Stockholm in Sweden, acquired in 1973.

This flies in the face of claims by Mutsvangwa.

Mutsvangwa, a former Zimbabwean ambassador to China, threw into question Sekeramayi’s bonafides after First Lady Grace Mugabe revealed at a Bindura rally last weekend that President Robert Mugabe summoned the Swedish-trained medical doctor because he felt he was on his deathbed after falling sick from food poisoning, in an apparent jibe at Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, whose allies have gone to town with claims that he was deliberately poisoned by political foes at a Gwanda rally last month.

“Everyone knows that he is not a qualified doctor and I want to challenge him to bring his registration with the Medical and Health Allied Professions,” Mutsvangwa, a former War Veterans minister, said.

“The fact that he was a doctor, I was also a doctor sometime in the war because we were in the sections and we could give each other a hand but all the comrades who went to the war and were medical assistants are not claiming to be doctors because they have got integrity but he alone claims to be a doctor when he has not gone through the academic qualifications, that is not right.

“We now have a whole gamut of people in the G40 (Generation 40 faction) calling themselves doctors, and their new totem is doctors.”

This comes as Zanu PF is now bitterly divided along two factions, on one side is Mnangagwa’s alleged faction – dubbed Team Lacoste after the crocodile-branded French fashion chain, which enjoys support of the war veterans.

On the other is G40, a group of Zanu PF Young Turks who have coalesced around Mugabe’s 52-year-old wife, Grace.

Relations between Mugabe and the former freedom fighters reached a new low over the weekend when the G40 faction and its alleged chosen presidential candidate Sekeramayi called for the dissolution of Mutsvangwa’s Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans (ZNLWVA) executive.

Besides the MDPCZ confirmation, a quick check revealed that Sekeramayi moved to Czechoslovakia in the 1960s to study on an NDP scholarship with help from Rupiah Banda, the ex-Zambia president who ruled from 2008 to 2011.

Banda, who was at the time international secretary of the Zambia Students Union, established contact between Sekeramayi and the NIB now Swedish International Development (Sida).

In June 1964, Sekeramayi moved from Czechoslovakia to Lund, Sweden, on an NIB scholarship.

He studied genetics at the University of Lund, and became Zanu’s representative in Sweden, and then attended medical school.

Mugabe told the Mashonaland Central presidential youth interface meeting last weekend: “VekuZambia vaive president, Rupiya Banda, waive president not long ago akakurira kuno vaiorganiser mastudents ekuZambia kuti aende kuSweden akati, ‘haa, rega tikuise (Sekeramayi) mune vakomana vedu vari kuenda kuSweden tongoti muri vanhu vamwe chete kumaSwedish.’

“Ndokuenda kwavakaita kuSweden vakanofunda chiSwedish ikoko. Vakaita medicine ndokwavakaitira medicine ikoko. (Ex-Zambian President Rupiah Banda organised for Sekeramayi to go to Sweden as part of a Zambian delegation to study there. That’s how he went there to study medicine),” Mugabe said.

Mnangagwa, a 74-year-old guerrilla war veteran and Mugabe’s main security enforcer, is widely seen as a succession contender, along with Sekeramayi.

Mnangagwa and Sekeramayi have been members of Mugabe’s Cabinet since 1980, and played a major role in Zanu PF’s re-election machine.

Mugabe has been ambivalent on naming a successor typical of a wily and inscrutable guerrilla politician who fought a liberation war leading to independence in 1980, crushed a revolt once in power and has outfoxed rivals in and outside his fractious Zanu PF party.

But his advanced years and the persistent questions about his health, compounded by successive medical check-up visits to Singapore, mean that his endurance in office carries its own cloud of uncertainty for Zimbabwe’s future. Daily News

  • We don’t abt kuti ndiDoc or not Mutsvangwa too much proud wakatambisa chance

  • Fortune knocks once at a man

    • Kkkkk taura hako, the dude was Ambassador to China??????? I gues he has nothing to show for it now. Shame.

    • Amunzara why quiet for long nonsense

  • Saka zvine basa rei

  • Hazvitipi sadza izvo

    • Murozvi Mukuru

      Taura hako. In any case anything goes in Zanu. So many were given credentials dzavasina kuendera kuchikoro. Vana Hunzvi killied a lot of patients nechidokotera chavakange vasina ma qualifictions acho. Parirenyatwa hospital yakapedza makore ichitongwa naMai Shamuyarira vachinzi State Registered Nurse ivo vari medic weku refugee camp. What would stop the medical coucil confirming Sekeramayi as a doctor kana vakomaniswa na chef Matibili. Kunyarara hedu does not mean we are fools, we know a lot of rot that goes on in ZANU- latest Dr. Cable being awarded a PhD that she never studied for. Nhasi uno mukuru wena nurse calls herself RN when she only holds a certificate in mental health nursing. She also hold degrees attained under the cover of darkness

      • Dr Mambombi

        You are very right.That registration board would not question Sekeremayi ‘s qualifications.So far hatisati taona proof.Registration details are not proof enough unless there is an academic certificate which can be cross checked easily with the issuing institute or simply compared to other certificate of the same period.

      • maita

        Telone has a lot of managers who know nothing about telecoms but we were told they are engineers in the war ndovaigadzira phone dzemagaba.

  • When lie blows in your face …..

  • These days you can make up all those things.Mtsvangwa might be right still.

  • Kkkkk when you finally find a straw to clutch on. Meanwhile something is most likely baking in the Mutsvangwa oven.
    Pop corn time! Kkkkk

    • Mukanya

      True!! as your name implies, Mutsvangwa is just adjusting the artillery batteries!!!!!

  • Why today not the very day he graduated

  • Pachenyu

  • sarah Mahoka

    I thought Sekeramai went to Sweden on a Zapu scholarship
    Which is the correct story?

  • Nekuchembera kwavaita vachauraya vhanu

  • A doctor dumb enough to believe you can get diesel from rocks.

    • Education got nothing to do with belief systems

    • Do you believe your statement?

    • But still a Doctor must know better about purified diesel!!!! @Kline.

    • Yoh nanso-ke!

    • My education tells me there’s no logical explanation or reason as to why diesel would ooze from a rock Kline Stephen. Basic science.

  • Coming to see you now Dr Sekeramai- be afraid, be very afraid.

  • Even Sekeramai wacho hatidi kumuona we need young educated young President kwete kuswera muchingoita noise woo wooo Hondo yakarwiwa kurwirwa kuti tiite mavendor

    • Taura hako no we don’t even have the future that we were promised

    • Yah chi vendor chakurwadza

    • Saka waida kuita chii? Hondo yakarwiwa kuti uwane mabasa here kana kuti yaiva yekutora ivhu redu? Iwe ita plan kuti urarame. But kwete kutitengesera nyika yedu kuvarungu woti urikutonga. Kana uchida kutengesa unovatengesera yard yako iwe nemunda wako chete.

    • Wakaenda kuchikoro kuti uzviitire zvako kwete kushandiswa nevarungu. Ndosaka wakaenda kuchikora.

    • A big NO we are in desperate need of a new Zimbabwe and it will never come from such an old clueless old man

    • Success mikana inosiyana average person is suffring kunze uko kana iwe uri paribho usafananida nguwo nedzaTarubva.Ivhu racho kana iwe wakariwana vamwe havana

    • Success Dharakubhe,Fungai Ngwazi ,Jimmie Kays na Chimurenga Gurus same whatsapp group

  • Yaa bt he forgot everything by now, otherwise matablets ekuuraya hawo kani ndooachirikuyeuka

  • Chris ziva zvokutaura papublic look now what has come out
    ,be diplomatic always

  • Uz gave dr grace a doctorate after only two months,can Sweden confirm that?

  • This Dr practiced for many years in Zimbabwe so cannot understand why people querying his qualifications.

    • It’s just politics

    • Dr Mambombi

      Kupi?Ku Mocambique here?

    • maita

      Practiced where?

  • Oh Lord! Waste of time. Address bread and butter issue. Is he up for a job interview?

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  • Ticha Chakabveyo

    Chamisa for President not mazidhara aya fokkoff

  • SR-71 Blackbird

    With fake PHds being dished out like matemba…..

  • Every ZANU pf apologist is now addressed as Doctor.

  • Any time soon kudzanai chipanga will be doctor kudzanai chipanga

  • A properly Qualified Medical Doctor…come hell or sunshine

  • Bayethe muzukulu

    Gents, mutsvangwa is not mad. He knows exactly what he is talking about. Prior to going to Sweden prior to going to Zambia where was sekeramayi? I challenge you to go find cases of people who went to “war” as law fugitives and you will see what mutsvangwa is saying. These Magandanga are not for jokes. Ngazithulela!

  • Fact remains unchanged, Zimbabwe should have new leadership!

  • guys need to understand something afunga kuita chiremba here?

  • Enrolling for a degree and attaining a degree are two different things. He enrolled, did some time and did not finish. So Mutsvangwa is right, he is not a qualified MD. If Grace could get a PhD in 60days what stops this licensing board from doing the same with Sekeramayi

    • Tell them my sister

    • Ko iye gire eform 4 akazokwana here?

    • Kikikii, hayaas!!!

    • dr moms plug got it in 60days asi riri valid here🤷‍♀️

    • Thats how people miss the point. So many people enrolled in medical schools didnt finish and then use political muscle that they are regiastered medical doctors.
      Why would a registered medical doctor be the minister of defence since 1980? Why was he not running the ministry of health way before Parirenyatwa? It means its know his credentials are know to be fake.

  • A Dr who believes kuti diesel can ooze from a rock????

  • Muyenzi

    Well , the same medical association registered American serial killer , Michael Swango, as a medical doctor to kill our poor people at Menene Mission and Bulawayo. He was just a medic on FBI wanted list in the Sates before working in Zim. They just register anyone ! Rember “Dr. McGown” who killed black patients only.

  • I wish this man to be our next president

    • maita

      wakambomuona, akufamba seakasungwa netambo.

    • What do you know about this hardline Zanupf fellow that you want him to be Zimbabwes next President?

    • ZANU PF haina kuipa chakaipa vamwe vanhu varimo.I know this man verymuch

  • So what how many pple with degrees in Zim wats so special about that old chap

  • Munozvitsvagirei munoda kumupa basa here madentist ashota kani . Kana zvekutonga zvichimubhadhara kudarika zvekurapa musiyeyi akadero

  • More Zanupf G40 propaganda,why cant Sekeramayi just release his certificates to the public if there are any ?

  • If there is any shred of truth in what you are saying what then is Sekeramayi doing at the Defence ministry,why is he not a Minister of Health?Zimbabwe is in this mess because unqualified people are running our Ministries.

  • Do you honestly believe the Medical & Dental Practitioners Council of Zimbabwe would dare say anything to the contrary??? Please try Sweden, your data source is compromised!!! I’m just wondering why he has never held a post with something to do with his professional qualification!!!

  • If l were him l wd just not comment.

  • Fake Medical Dr

  • why was he hiding his profession all these yrs??? enough of this nonsense

  • cineaste

    Ma doctor ekupiko madhara aya…kana temperature yemunhu anogona kuitora iyeye? kkk

  • Well his conduct is not befiting a medical Dr . If indeed he is a Dr then the mefical board should revoke the licence

  • Nhai maZimbabweans why kuita so dull like this?
    Let me give an example, you know people pay to get a genuine drivers licence right, so does that mean if a kombi driver shows you a genuine drivers licence he is a genuine driver in Zimbabwe?
    What more a ZANU PF guy? He can just be registered as a medical doctor after submitting a war veterans card.