Published: Mon, November 05, 2018
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Zimbabwe pastor retracts HIV-cure claim

Zimbabwe pastor retracts HIV-cure claim

He added that any new drug should go through clinical trials to be rigorously evaluated and to determine whether they are safe and effective in the prevention or treatment of any ailments. Zimbabwe appreciate new discoveries but we want them to go through scientifically proven processes and these processes are what we are following now.

Prophet Magaya said, "We have engaged the Ministry".

This comes after the popular preacher told multitudes at his Waterfalls church on Sunday that he had found a cure for HIV/Aids and cancer but said patients will not be required to stop taking their anti-retroviral drugs.

Gasasira said use of antiretroviral treatment, in line with national guidelines, has resulted in better health outcomes for people living with HIV and encouraged people to continue taking their medication.

He said the ZRP was acting within their mandate. "For me to come and apologise, it is a sign of regret that I rushed the announcement", Magaya said.

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

Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries (P.H.D) is a Christian religious organisation founded in 2010 and led by Walter Magaya who is a self-proclaimed prophet.

Police spokesperson Chief Superintended Paul Nyathi confirmed the raid saying: "I can confirm that Magaya is assisting police with investigations in connection with enquiries the ZRP is now conducting".

At a press conference with Minister of Health Obadiah Moyo, Magaya said he was now going to undertake clinical trials for his product. If he is convicted, Magaya will face a fine or two years in prison, according to the law governing the advertising or sale of unapproved medicines and drugs. It was also established that neither accused (2) nor Aretha Medical company were authorised by Health Professions Authority to carry out Clinical tests on any human being to prove that Aguma can cure the aforementioned diseases thereby committing an offence.

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