Police raid Prophet Magaya’s offices to recover HIV/Aids ‘cure’
By Staff Reporter
POLICE Wednesday evening raided Prophet Walter Magaya’s Harare offices to recover stocks of his controversial Aguma medicine which the under fire preacher claims was cure for HIV/Aids.
This was confirmed by Information and Publicity deputy minister Energy Mutodi in a tweet Wednesday night.
“Police raid Magaya,” Mutodi said, adding, “I can confirm police this evening raided Prophet Walter Magaya offices to recover samples of his aguma medicine which he claims cures HIV. The raid marks the start of an investigation into this matter. Health experts say there is no cure yet.”
Magaya torched a storm Sunday when he emphatically claimed he had finally found the much elusive cure for HIV/Aids in the form of a herb he said was locally available and in enough quantities to satisfy the needs of the entire world.
He challenged anyone who felt he was lying to test the medicine which he said could rid an HIV positive patient of the virus within 14 days.
The Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries founder also pledged to personally finance any costs intended to scientifically test his claims.
While tests were being made, Magaya said he was going ahead marketing the medicine through his church, something that could have triggered the raid.
The World Health Organisation’s Zimbabwe office Wednesday dismissed the charismatic preacher’s claims insisting there was no cure for the dreaded virus.