Police raid PHD, Magaya’s offices . . . prophet considers leaving Zim

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, he said, had said there was no cure for HIV and Aids yet.

A local health rights group has come out guns blazing against self-styled televangelist Walter Magaya's astounding claims he has finally discovered the much elusive cure for HIV/Aids.

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

Police spokesman Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi also 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".

Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Deputy Minister Energy Mutodi announced the raid on his Twitter handle saying it marked the beginning of an investigation into the matter.

World Health Organization representative to Zimbabwe, Alex Gasasira, said in a statement yesterday that people on ART "can enjoy healthy, long and productive lives".

"The United Nations wishes to reaffirm that to date, there is no known and proven cure for HIV infection, but effective treatment exists to manage the infection through antiretroviral therapy and drugs".

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

"Zimbabwe has very well-established procedures for clinical trials". 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.

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.

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