A 28-year-old man has been arrested in Beitbridge for issuing fake COVID-19 certificates bearing the logo on a Harare laboratory.
The Zimbabwe Republic Police confirmed the arrest of Daniel Chingandi saying the police officers were acting on a tip-off. Pindula News presents the police statement on the case:
A Security Services Team on Operation ‘No to Cross Border Crimes/ Fhasi Ngamilandu Yamukanoni Yamashango/Mhosva Pamiganhu Ngadzipere/Amacala Kawaphele Emingceleni Yelizwe’, in Beitbridge acted on a tip-off and arrested Daniel Chingandi (28) for producing fake COVID-19 certificates bearing a logo for Gopath Clinical Laboratory & Baines Pathology Laboratory in Harare. Police recovered a pro-line till printer, Samsung P580 laptop, Conon printer, Huawei p40 cellphone & a fake COVID 19 certificate from the suspect.
COVID-19 vaccination certificates are a requirement in many countries and many institutions, thereby forcing those who are unable or unwilling to get vaccinated to approach fraudsters who create fake certificates.
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