First lady Auxillia Mnangagwa on Saturday condemned unscientific claims about herbal discoveries of AIDS treatment. This comes after the founder of Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries (PHD) Walter Magaya recently claimed that he had discovered ‘aguma’, a herb that he claimed is able to cure AIDS. Magaya is out on bail after being arrested on allegations relating to the matter.
While speaking at the World Aids Day commemorations at Rujeko High School in Mazowe, Mnangagwa said
Let me stress that ARVs (anti-retroviral drugs) is the only known method for reversing Aids and suppressing viral load.
As such, I would like to call on health and drug watchdog institutions to remain vigilant against any people who make unscientific claims about any herbal or spiritual discoveries of Aids treatment.