Zimbabwe pastor retracts HIV-cure claim

WHO counters Zimbabwean preacher’s HIV cure claim

WHO counters Zimbabwean preacher’s HIV cure claim

The Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries founder invited strong rebuke from government, the United Nations and local health rights groups when he last Sunday excitedly unveiled his Aguma capsules he said had properties to cure HIV/Aids in just 14 days.

The police ransacked the office of the Prophet in his absence around 7:30pm this evening whilst Magaya was at a church service.

Meanwhile, there are allegations that Magaya is planning to sell the "cure" outside the shores of Zimbabwe.

National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the raid.

He said ZRP was acting within its law enforcement mandate.

"It is the duty of the police to detect, investigate and prevent crime and this is precisely what we are doing".

Police in Zimbabwe have raided the offices of a religious leader who said he had developed a cure for HIV, Aids and cancer, the state-owned Herald newspaper reports. The raid marks the start of an investigation into this matter.

Government on Monday, however, dismissed the claims saying prophet Magaya had not yet submitted Aguma for review and assessment as a herbal supplement and people should not buy medicines from unapproved and unlicensed persons. "Any form of discontinuation or switch made without the guidance of medical professionals may lead to adverse consequences on their health status", said Minister Mutsvangwa.

"The ministry strongly urges all clients on treatment for HIV/AIDS to continue on their prescribed medication".

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