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Zimbabwe VP Impostor Charged After Getting Free Treatment

The alleged fraudster is accused of pretending he was Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga, seen here at his swearing-in ceremony in 2018

The alleged fraudster is accused of pretending he was Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga, seen here at his swearing-in ceremony in 2018

A Zimbabwean man has been charged with fraud after trying to pass himself off as the country’s vice-president to receive free medical treatment.

A court in the capital, Harare, heard that Marlon Katiyo, 35, visited two hospitals on several occasions last month to get treatment for his headaches saying that he was, among other people, Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga.

The vice-president is 65 years old.

Mr Katiyo, who has not commented on the charges, was given free treatment.

His bail application is expected to be heard on Friday.

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