Police raid office of Zimbabwean preacher who claims to have HIV/AIDS cure
The office of a Zimbabwean preacher, Walter Magaya, who claimed to have discovered the cure for HIV/AIDS has been raided by police.
Police raided the office of the preacher on Wednesday night to collect samples of the HIV/AIDS ‘cure’, which he called Aguma capsules.
Magaya, who is the founder of Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries had earlier claimed he had found the cure for HIV/AIDS through divine revelation, reports Zimbabwean Herald.
National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the raid. He said the police were acting within its law enforcement mandate.
“I can confirm that Magaya is assisting police with investigations in connection with enquiries the ZRP is currently conducting,” he said.
“It is the duty of the police to detect, investigate and prevent crime and this is precisely what we are doing.”
Also, Zimbabwe’s Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Deputy 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.
“The ministry strongly urges all clients on treatment for HIV/AIDS to continue on their prescribed medication. 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 stance of the government was reiterated by the World Health Organisation. WHO denounced the claim of the prophet, saying there is no cure for HIV/AIDS yet.
Meanwhile, there are allegations that Magaya is planning to sell the ‘cure’ outside the shores of Zimbabwe.Punch