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Police raid office of preacher who claims to have HIV/AIDS cure

Police raid office of preacher who claims to have HIV/AIDS cure”

Magaya's supporters waited for him outside the court and as he exited, he briefly laid hands on them, as they mobbed him, pleading to be blessed, the report said.

Government also feared Magaya's claims could push those surviving on life prolonging ARV drugs to abandon the therapy with a false belief there was a more substantive solution to the condition.

A court has heard of a desperate scramble to destroy evidence before police swooped on Walter Magaya's office in Harare to seize unlicenced medicines he meant to sell as an HIV cure.

"Just before the search, accused persons destroyed some of the exhibits by flushing the Aguma in the office toilets and burning the containers which were however recovered half-burnt".

He will be back in court November 26 pending trial. The court heard that the preacher had made further claims on the website of his Indian partners, Aretha Medical - where it was recorded that the two parties were together the manufacturers of Aguma.

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"As ZADHR, we give you notice to take remedial action within seven calendar days of this notice by withdrawing all products that purport, claim or infer that they cure HIV and Aids from the market forthwith and making a public statement that withdraws your initial claim to have found a cure for HIV". Having carried the research from outside the country, I went on to announce the results unprocedurally. His sensational claims triggered a fierce backlash from both authorities and medical experts, who robustly pooh-poohed them - saying this had the potential to destabilise the government's fight against HIV/Aids. "For me to come and apologise, it is a sign of regret that I rushed the announcement", Magaya said.

However, while speaking on the matter, Dr Alex Gasaira, WHO's representative in the country, explicitly stated that "there is no cure for HIV infection".

However, local health authorities and world bodies, including the World Health Organisation, dismissed his claim.

Moyo urged HIV patients in Zimbabwe to continue taking their ARV medication because Magaya's "cure" is untested.



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