Global DNA Zimbabwe has refuted allegations made by the Medical Laboratory and Clinical Scientists Council of Zimbabwe (MLCSCZ) that its conduct is unethical and is operating illegally.
On Friday MLCSCZ said Global DNA Zimbabwe principal consultant Tinashe Mugabe who hosts The Closure DNA Show and Tilder Moyo, Expedite DNA host on the Tilder Live Show are not qualified to release paternity results.
It said Global DNA Zimbabwe and Expedite DNA Zimbabwe were only registered as DNA collection sites and not authorised to conduct the actual tests.
The weekly programmes, hosted by Mugabe and Tilder, have gained popularity among ordinary Zimbabweans for exposing infidelity among couples.
Responding to the allegations by MLCSCZ, Global DNA Zimbabwe asserted that they are a legally registered entity.
The company urged the general public to disregard the MLCSCZ statement, saying they have not been banned from operating. This publication publishes the statement by Global DNA Zimbabwe below:
Global DNA Zimbabwe (hereinafter referred to as “The Company” has noted with concern the press release issued earlier by the Medical Laboratory and Clinical Scientists Council Zimbabwe (hereinafter referred to as the “Council).
Firstly, the company would like to reassure our stakeholders and clients that we are an upstanding and ethical business and we operate within the legal parameters of Zimbabwean law. Global DNA is a legally registered entity in Zimbabwe.
We urge the general public to disregard the false news in circulation concerning our operations being banned.
In the interim Global DNA also would like to dispel the rumors that we have been banned from operation.
We received communication from the Council dated 17 September 2021 and we are in communication with the Council to provide the necessary documentation they have since requested.
We also would like to highlight that at the time of issue of the press release, there was no prior communication or consultation with the Global DNA team and we strongly believe this issue would have been resolved without causing unnecessary alarm within the general public.
We also would like to take this time to reassure all our clients of the legality and accuracy of obtained DNA results.
As such, we would like to notify our stakeholders that we are seeking legal recourse and we will issue a detailed press statement in due course.