In an interview with The Herald, Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ) spokesperson Mr Shingai Gwatidzo said Walter Magaya has not applied for registration of a herbal supplement Aguma.
Gwatidzo said MCAZ is yet to receive an application from Magaya for Aguma which the cleric claims has medicinal properties against cancer, HIV and Aids. Said Gwatidzo:
There have been some engagements between Prophet Walter Magaya and Ministry of Health and Child Care, however, MCAZ is yet to receive the application for registration of the product in question.
Gwatidzo said the process of registering medicines involved submission of technical information detailing development, production, clinical trials and safety data. He said following the approvals, submission of samples for quality control testing was required to confirm that quality and safety issues were met. Gwatidzo said there was a component of inspection of the manufacturing process, whereby officers from the MCAZ should physically visit the plant where manufacturing was taking place.