Zimbabwe Cleric Apologises For HIV Cure Claims

Alicia Farmer
November 5, 2018

Walter Magaya who claims to be a prophet said on Sunday that he "can cure HIV, Aids and cancer".

Prophetic Healing and Deliverance (PHD) Ministries founder Walter Magaya, pictured, whose recent claims that he would start selling his recently-found herbal cure for Aids has been ordered to retract his comments.

"Just before the search, accused persons destroyed some of the exhibits by flushing the Aguma in the office toilets and burning the containers which were however recovered half-burnt".

The Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR) yesterday threatened to slap the PHD founder with a lawsuit within seven days because his HIV/Aids treatment claim is risky and leaves patients prone to infection.

Magaya was remanded out of custody to November 26.

As Briefly.co.za reported, Magaya claimed recently that God had revealed to him the cure, which he named "Aguma".

He further made claims on Aretha medical website (www.arethamedical.com) and that Aretha medical and himself were the manufacturers of the Aguma medicine which he claimed can cure above mentioned diseases.

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Aretha Medical, the company behind the production, marketing and sale of Aguma, was also not authorised to carry out any clinical tests on human beings to prove that Aguma can cure HIV.

"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".

"We write to seek an urgent retraction of your claim to cure HIV and Aids. Facts are facts. I have seen the hand of the Lord healing his people", Magaya said.

The stance of the government was reiterated by the World Health Organisation.

WHO's representative in the country, Dr Alex Gasaira, explicitly stated that "there is no cure for HIV infection".

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. The country has been making strides in its fight against HIV/Aids despite the current economic turmoil which health experts say has hit the operations of most of the country's major hospitals, including the procurement of essential drugs for people living with the pandemic.

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