CIO, Police raid Prophet Magaya over HIV cure

Modesto Morganelli
Novembre 1, 2018

PROPHETIC Healing and Deliverance (PHD) Ministries leader prophet Walter Magaya is considering taking his Aguma herbal supplement - which he claims can cure HIV, Aids and cancer - outside Zimbabwe in the wake of the backlash he received following his announcement last Sunday that he had found a cure for HIV, Aids and cancer. "Health experts say there is no cure yet".

The group also called on Health Minister Obadiah Moyo to publicly censure the preacher and also institute an investigation into the safety of the herbs he claims to have stocked. "Clinical trials are the process by which any new medical approaches, including drugs, are rigorously evaluated to determine whether they are safe and effective in the prevention and/or treatment of any ailments".

"This is done prior to registration and the results are submitted to the medicines regulator as evidence of the effectiveness of a medicine".

National police spokesperson Chief Superintended Paul Nyathi confirmed the raid.

He said ZRP was acting within its law enforcement mandate. The raid marks the start of an investigation into this matter.

Meanwhile, the United Nations' World Health Organisation (WHO) also weighed in on the saga Wednesday, insisting, in a statement, that there is no cure for HIV and urging those on antiretroviral treatment to continue taking their medication. "However, effective anti-retroviral (ARV) drugs can control the virus and help prevent transmission so that people with HIV, and those at substantial risk, can enjoy healthy, long and productive lives", Gasasira said.

Dr Gasasira added; "Zimbabwe has very well-established procedures for clinical trials".

He said such people must continue with prescribed medication, as there was still no cure for HIV and Aids.

She also said government was in the process of subjecting Magaya's "cure" to the necessary scientific tests after which it was going to update the public on the way forward.

"NAC is not aware of any such clinical trials locally or globally that have been conducted showing efficacy in the management of HIV", said Dr Magure.

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