The Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ) said that Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries founder Walter Magaya did not approach it when he launched his HIV “cure”.
MCAZ managing director, Gugu Mahlangu said this while giving oral evidence before Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Care on Tuesday. Said Mahlangu:
Aguma did not come through us. It came through the backdoor when it is supposed to come to us.
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Apparently, it is from a root that is indigenous to the country but studies, the prophet claims, were done elsewhere.
He has not given us the studies yet, so we are still waiting for the product but we were involved in that whole saga because obviously, he was making claims.
Magaya was found guilty of contravening the Medicines Control Act and fined $700 after he advertised a herb called Aguma which he claimed could cure HIV/AIDS.
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Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries (P.H.D) is a Christian religious organisation founded in 2010 and led by Walter Magaya who is a self-proclaimed prophet. The organisation rose to prominence around 2012 when it was increasingly reported that the membership was growing very fast and widespread... Read More About Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries
Walter Magaya is a Zimbabwean religious leader. He is among the most celebrated self-proclaimed prophets in Zimbabwe and is the founder of Prophetic Healing Deliverance Ministries (P.H.D). Magaya rose to prominence in 2012 after his visit to T. B. Joshua (of SCOAN) who is believed... Read More About Walter Magaya