WHO Speaks On Discovery Of Cure For HIV/AIDS In Zimbabwe

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CONTROVERSIAL Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries (PHD) leader Walter Magaya was arrested and brought to court yesterday following his sensational claim early this week that he had found a cure for HIV and Aids.

The court heard Magaya attempted to destroy some of the exhibits by flashing them in the office toilets and burning the containers which were however covered half burnt.

The Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR) yesterday threatened to slap the PHD founder with a lawsuit within seven days because his HIV/Aids treatment claim is unsafe and leaves patients prone to infection.

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".

He was granted $300 bail and remanded to November 29.

Also, Zimbabwe's Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Deputy Minister, Monica Mutsvangwa said Government was concerned with these claims as there were processes and procedures in Zimbabwe that medicines go through before they are recognised as effective and safe for use by patients.

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"Relevant authorities are urgently looking into the claims".

"I can confirm that Magaya is assisting police with investigations in connection with enquiries the ZRP is now conducting", he said.

World Health Organization representative in the country, Dr Alex Gasaira, explicity said "there is no cure for HIV infection".

Meanwhile, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has dismissed Magaya's claim arguing that there is no known cure for HIV infection.

As of the end of 2017, 87 per cent of Zimbabweans living with HIV were aware of their status, and 74 per cent of them were receiving treatment, UNAIDS report stated. It was also established that neither accused (2) nor Aretha Medical company were authorised by Health Professions Authority to carry out Clinical tests on any human being to prove that Aguma can cure the aforementioned diseases thereby committing an offence.

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