Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ) closed Angel Pharmacy at Checheche Business Centre in Chipinge for selling more than 25 types of drugs which were either expired, unregistered or unrefridgerated, as well as for operating without a pharmacist.
According to the report compiled by an inspector from MCAZ; Emmanuel Makotore and reviewed by Sly Mutyavaviri that was seen by NewsDay, an investigative inspection was carried out on October 21, 2018 after a tip off from a member of the public. Some of the unregistered drugs included pyrimon eye drops, paracetamol Fresenius 10mg/ml, which was both expired and unregistered; atenonol 100 mg-an anti-hypertensive drug, which was unregistered, as well as typhoid fever vaccines which were unrefridgerated.
When contacted for comment by NewsDay, owner of the pharmacy Angeline Mahwire, who is also a pharmacist by profession, denied ever selling unregistered drugs. She said the whole incident was exposed by her ex-boyfriend who was out to destroy her.