Magaya in court over HIV ‘cure’

Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi

Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi

Magaya appeared briefly before the Harare magistrates court before he was released on $300 bail, the report said.

"I took heed of what government and relevant boards have asked me to do to retract my earlier claim, which I am now doing", he said.

"I have been praying for it, and I have been concentrating on it, but I want to assure you, the world may deny it, but they will eventually agree, because you can not fight with facts and win". The website was visited and it was discovered that accused persons claimed that they had conducted some, clinical trials and proved that the Aguma medicine can cure the mentioned diseases.

Police raided Magaya's Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries property on Edinburg Road in Marlbrough suburb and found drug-making machines, packaging machines and what police listed as "prescription preparatory medicines".

Moyo accepted Magaya's apology and announced that they were working together to test the herb.

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Dr Moyo said Prophet Magaya made his claims without realising the impact of it considering his huge following.

"The apology that I carry is an apology of saying we rushed to announce what we were carrying without the authorities analysing it but at the same time, I want to salute the Ministry (Health) which has handled me like a child and showed me the way". It's unfortunate that Magaya did not have all regulations in place.

"And now following the regulations, he is now back in the fold".

Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa said Government was concerned with these claims as there were processes and procedures in Zimbabwe that medicines go through before they are recognised as effective and safe for use by patients. It is not our duty to thwart anyone's ideas of discoveries. He has assured us that he will not dispense that medication.

A court has heard of a desperate scramble to destroy evidence before police swooped on Walter Magaya's office in Harare to seize unlicenced medicines he meant to sell as an HIV cure.

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