Controversial Zimbabwe clergyman apologises for HIV cure claims

Information minister Monica Mutsvangwa

Information minister Monica Mutsvangwa

UNDER-FIRE preacher Walter Magaya has issued an apology for "rushed" claims he had discovered a cure for HIV/Aids, telling a joint media briefing with the Health Ministry Thursday that he made the announcement out of "excitement".

The office of a Zimbabwean preacher, Walter Magaya, who claimed to have discovered the cure for HIV/AIDS has been raided by police.

"At the same time, I carry a very important apology to the ministry, to the public at large and all organisations", he said.

This was after the Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries founder had just been released from the Harare magistrates' court holding cells soon after paying bail.

Magaya announced after a church service on Sunday in Harare that the drug was a supplement that could boost immunity and cure HIV, according the state-run Herald.

Speaking at the same occasion, Health and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo applauded Prophet Magaya's decision to retract his claims.

More news: Soviet era moon fragments could reach $1m at auction
More news: Basketballer caught smuggling dog into Australia in hand luggage
More news: Steve King Pushes Back on ‘Desparate’ Midterm Smear Campaign

"I took heed of what government and relevant boards have asked me to do to retract my earlier claim, which I am now doing", he said. "Together we are going to work towards running intensive clinical trials for Aguma".

Magaya said he got convinced he had found the elusive cure for HIV/Aids when it got tested in India but denied ever testing it on any individual in Zimbabwe.

"I have tested Aguma fully on human beings and in 14 days they have been cured", Magaya was quoted as saying. "This is done prior to registration and the results are submitted to the medicines regulator as evidence of the effectiveness of a medicine", said Minister Mutsvangwa.

"We want to continue emphasising to the population that whatever ARVs that you are on, please carry on taking them".

He revealed that Prophet Magaya assured Government that he will not dispense any of his products. "Zimbabwe appreciate new discoveries but we want them to go through scientifically proven processes and these processes are what we are following now".

"It is not our responsibility to thwart anyone's ideas or discoveries. We have been using herbal concoctions from other countries".

Recommended News

  • Sabrina sued by Satan? Satanic Temple pursuing legal action against Netflix series

    Sabrina sued by Satan? Satanic Temple pursuing legal action against Netflix series

    Greaves is referring to the statue of Satan, which sits in the main hall of the school the lead character, Sabrina , attends. Greaves asserts the show directly copied their monument design of Baphomet .
    'Have come to learn from China's experiences': PM Khan tells Chinese President

    'Have come to learn from China's experiences': PM Khan tells Chinese President

    He underscored that Pakistan stands by China in safeguarding mutual interests, shared ideals and promoting multilateralism. It is also seeking fresh loans from Saudi Arabia and China, discussion of which is expected to dominate Khan's visit.
    Vegan diet linked to reduced Type-2 diabetes risk

    Vegan diet linked to reduced Type-2 diabetes risk

    If you can, please show your appreciation for our free content by donating whatever you think is fair to help keep TLE growing. Researchers pointed out some limitations, including the sample study sizes and the reliance of the data on participant recall.
  • A Strategy Change, Netflix Will Debut 3 Original Films in Theater

    A Strategy Change, Netflix Will Debut 3 Original Films in Theater

    The theaters lobbying group, NATO, calls it a “halfway gesture”. " Netflix's priority is our members and our filmmakers". It will debut in more theaters one week ahead of the streaming debut – and continue to screen after.

    Barbra Streisand belts out hit songs in awesome Carpool Karaoke

    In a twist on the usual format, Streisand picked up Corden in her auto and it was she who drove through the whole segment. It was here the singer explained the current political climate is the reasoning behind her new album " Walls ".
    Brazil's Bolsonaro wants to move Israel embassy to Jerusalem

    Brazil's Bolsonaro wants to move Israel embassy to Jerusalem

    Polls suggested Lula would have beaten Bolsonaro in the election had the ex-president not been jailed 12 years for corruption. It was the first time since being elected on Sunday that Mr Bolsonaro referred to his plan to move the embassy.
  • Paris Masters: Novak Djokovic to meet Marin Cilic in quarter-finals

    Paris Masters: Novak Djokovic to meet Marin Cilic in quarter-finals

    Nishikori defeated Anderson 6-4 6-4 to gain revenge for his Erste Bank Open final defeat to the big South African in Vienna. The Russian will next play Alexander Zverev after the German fourth seed beat Diego Schwartzman of Argentina 6-4, 6-2.
    Dodgers, Kershaw Extend Deadline On His Option Decision

    Dodgers, Kershaw Extend Deadline On His Option Decision

    First, he could pick up the option good for the next two seasons and worth a monstrous $65 million. At 30, he remains one of baseball's premier pitchers.
    Eurozone inflation rises to 2.2% in Oct

    Eurozone inflation rises to 2.2% in Oct

    He added that even when its asset buys end, policy will be exceptionally loose with rates still at record lows. The main reason behind the increase over recent months has been the spike in energy prices, notably oil.
  • Scientists conducted the detailed observation of matter near a black hole

    Scientists conducted the detailed observation of matter near a black hole

    There, the observed gas compression seals, such as the European southern Observatory (ESO) on Wednesday. This was the most detailed observation of matter, revolving so close to the black hole .
    Noted Crocs Fan Post Malone Really Designed A Shoe For The Brand

    Noted Crocs Fan Post Malone Really Designed A Shoe For The Brand

    Announcing the collaboration, Posty declared his love for the kind of comfy footwear that's acceptable for any occasion. Post Malone x Crocs are limited edition, so if you want a pair, grab them here before they're gone.
    Japan Airlines pilot 10 times over alcohol limit

    Japan Airlines pilot 10 times over alcohol limit

    Japanese broadcaster NHK reported that the driver of a crew bus alerted police after smelling alcohol on his breath. The British Airways pilot was jailed for eight months after reporting for duty while four times over the limit.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.