Magaya apologises for 'rushed' HIV/Aids 'cure' claims

Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi

The nation's largest newspaper, the Harare Herald, reported that his claims were scientifically baseless and that the Zimbabwean Government was actively discouraging the purchase of unapproved medicines.

Prophet Magaya of the Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries said last weekend that a herb known as "aguma" had the potency to render the HIV virus impotent.

The State alleges that just before the search, Magaya allegedly destroyed some of the exhibits by flushing them down his office toilets and burning some of the containers which were, however, recovered half burnt. His next court date is 26 November.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has slammed local preacher in Zimbabwe who reportedly claimed he had received divine revelation of a herbal cure for HIV/AIDS. The court heard that the preacher had made further claims on the website of his Indian partners, Aretha Medical - where it was recorded that the two parties were together the manufacturers of Aguma. His sensational claims triggered a fierce backlash from both authorities and medical experts, who robustly pooh-poohed them - saying this had the potential to destabilise the government's fight against HIV/Aids.

On 31 October 2018, a warrant of search and seizure was issued at Harare provincial Magistrates Court and a search was conducted at number 14 Edinburgh, Marlborough, Harare where unregistered, prescription preparatory medicines, drug manufacturing, packaging machines and drug manufacturing raw materials listed on the annexure attached were recovered.

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As of the end of 2017, 87 per cent of Zimbabweans living with HIV were aware of their status, and 74 per cent of them were receiving treatment, UNAIDS report stated.

World Health Organization representative in the country, Dr Alex Gasaira, explicity said "there is no cure for HIV infection".

In a letter to Magaya, ZADHR chairperson Brighton Chizhande told the cleric that his actions are in contravention of the Medicines and Allied Substance Act (Section15:03) and Part 3, Section 32 of the Public Health Act.

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