‘No to Magaya HIV/Aids cure’

SECRETARY for Health and Child Care Gerald Gwinji yesterday said government would find it difficult to license Prophetic Healing and Deliverance (PHD) Ministries leader Walter Magaya’s alleged new cure for HIV.

BY VENERANDA LANGA/XOLISANI NCUBE

Gwinji said Magaya did not follow due process when he unveiled his Aguma herb, which he claimed could cure the virus which causes Aids.

This came amid reports that the herb was now being sold on the market for up to $1 000.

Gwinji appeared before the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Care chaired by Emakhandeni-Entumbane MP Dingilizwe Tshuma to speak about the 2019 health budget.

Glen Norah MP Wellington Chikombo (MDC Alliance) asked him to explain if his ministry was happy that an HIV cure had been found, and whether government was threatened by the new territory of herbs that the prophet had now entered into.

“We do not want to quash any new discoveries or innovations, but they have to go through the right processes so that issues of safety are assured,” Gwinji said.

“We will find it difficult to license it, and it will be difficult to authorise it to be sold at pharmacies until these issues are solved, and we are only playing our regulatory role in the pharmaceutical industry.”

However, reports indicate that Magaya has already started advertising his HIV and Aids “cure” despite government’s assertion that the herb had not yetbeen approved by authorities.

The Aguma immune booster sachet, according to social media adverts, was going for $500, while the capsules were being sold for $1 000.

Magaya launched the herbal medicine on Sunday, claiming it would cure the HIV pandemic as well as cancer in the shortest period of time.

His claims touched a raw nerve, with government and civic society groups alleging the youthful preacher was misleading the nation.

According to the adverts, Magaya claimed that the Aguma herb was a solution to health challenges — especially HIV and Aids, as well as cancer.

Attempts to get a comment from PHD Ministries spokesperson Admire Mango were fruitless, as his mobile phone was not being answered, while he did not respond to questions sent to him.

Government on Monday said there was no cure for HIV and Aids yet.

Meanwhile, Gwinji said the Health ministry was seeking $1,387 billion in next year’s national budget in order for the country to achieve the ideal $86 per capita (per person) allocation.

However, he said government was only promising an allocation of $689 million for 2019, leaving a deficit of $632 million.

He said Zimbabwe’s health sector continued to be reliant on external health financing sources that have contributed an average of 50% of total funding across the five years from 2014 to 2018.

“If government fails to fund the health sector, consequently, what will happen is that partners will say they are not interested in funding it and they will pull out,” Gwinji said.

“So we need to ensure that government meets the obligation of funding health in order to encourage partners to support us.”

In 2018, government contributed 49% towards health funding, the Global Fund 18% and the balance was by other partners.

Gwinji said Zimbabwe’s health budget had been failing to meet the target agreed to by African governments at the 2001 Abuja Declaration to allocate at least 15% of the total budget to health.

In 2015, it was 6,57%, while in 2016, it rose to 7,46%, but fell to 6,88% in 2017 and 5,84% in 2018.

30 Comments

  1. just as what most academic minds suspected that its all about fleecing those with the virus and true to suspicion the truth is now coming out that this prophet cum-conman has now hatched another plan in his back of tricks to resuscitate his dwindling bank balance and its sad that whilst Zimbabwe has educated people the majority are fools but on this one the government ought to intervene and protect the sick from this fraudster using the bible to advance his thuggish ways

    1. iwe anonymous “academic minds” who have failed to find a solution to simple problems in our country.Africans we will die poor because our minds have deeply been colonized by the Europeans to doubt what we can achieve on our own .we sit and judge and belittle each other .People are open minded when it comes to issues like legalizing weed and prostitution but when something that seems constructive comes we critisise it without giving it a chance .were are these so called academics and what have they tried to do about aids except to depend on ARV handouts.whats the use of having academics who are useless and just wait to criticize anyone who does something that challenges their academics. Akakuudzai kuti chikoro ndicho chega chinopedza nhamo akakanganisa chaizvo

      1. @Terrence. When you are talking about scientific medical breakthroughs it is not the same as announcing to a gullible congregation that so-called sick people have been miraculously healed at the PHD shrine. Since you have singled out ARV as your example of choice I dare you to google how ARV’s came about and their final acceptance as the sole drug of choice in AIDS treatment. It was not an over night discovery but a rigorous exercise of medical brilliance that took many years to accomplish.

        1. tmutekwe
          thank you .so everything else has to be exactly as what the Europeans have done to make it legit? honestly speaking would you have accepted the cure if he had said 10 years testing, you wouldn’t probably have because you already made your conclusion about the man who discovered this. let time tell if its a lie or not as simple as that .Ps google is not the only source of information.let the drug do the talking why trush it just because google says others did it over a long period of time.I dare you also tmutekwe to start something new which many have tried and failed and not to always do what everyone else has done such as google information everytime to support a point made in a newspaper article .The reason you know Prophet Magaya is at least he is trying something new.

      2. Saka terenzi urikuti dai hurumende yakangoti its ok magaya ahead and sell since zvabva kuna Mwari? Chii chakaipa kuti ivhenekwe like all other medicines? Why did he jump the gun? Rules were laid long before magaya was born but today ndaziva sei murungu akati “IF YOU WANT TO HIDE SOMETHING FROM A BLACKIE PUT IT IN BLACK AND WHITE

        1. plus magaya was suppose to be professional, he was suppose to observe all protocols, not to just wake up as a minister of health. vese vakawana mishonga yavakawana dai vaingomuka vachideedzera dai munyika muine chaos chaiyo. maybe its a cure for sure but the approach that was used is really bad…kana anointing oil and water ichita kut varwere vapore sekutaura kwenyu why herbs now

    2. Being an academic is irrelevant. Any discerning mind can easily tell that this is a money-making scam by the fake, self-proclaimed prophet. He has duped many unsuspecting gullible followers countless times in the past and thought he could extend it but this time his message was poorly sent out. Sadly we still have some few who will fall prey to this scam despite much publicised warnings.

      1. not fooled .what are you discerning from ? a few newspaper articles written by a person who probably wants you to think otherwise ,or from what you heard about Prophet Magaya kumaraini.I can confidently say the only way you know Prophet Magaya is from newspaper articles you read online or from stories you here from people kumaraini.Any ‘discerning” person would say let the cure be put to test and let it speak for itself ,why foolishly dismiss the idea.kana yazoramba mozoti scam .

      2. Some few? Madununu ijahwi.

    3. Its utter desperation for Magaya to gatecrash into the scientific realm when he is clearly at sixes and sevens about how science deals with its body of knowledge.And these so-called PHD Indian partners how many of them are bona fide scientists and what research papers have they produced and published in academic journals towards their AIDS breakthrough? Magaya is clearly taking advantage of his close links to the powerful and corrupt characters within ED’s new administration.

    4. I concur. Conmen will con hama dzavo chaidzo kana zvaomesesa. Evil people.

    5. Hello everyone i am happy to say that i was cure from HIV/AIDS by DR SAM with his herbal medications after i tested positive july 2016 and ever since then i have been on medications to extend my living on earth. One faithful day i was searching on line if i could get some tips on how to cure my illness and i saw a comment on how DR SAM cure HERPES VIRUS with herbs,i was surprise and i contacted him on the email they provided on the comment and i explain my problem to him and he also prepare the herbs and send to me which i use for one week as i was instructed by him and after 2weeks i went to hospital for checkup and i tested Negative and i am fully cured from the disease and i am so greatful to DR SAM .You can also reach DR SAM on his email: (samherbalhelp@gmail.com) or you can call and whatsapp him +2349055464666

  2. Journalists please report accurately. Your first statement and headline makes it seem as though the government said they would not license this even after testing. The official did not say that “We will find it difficult to license it, and it will be difficult to authorise it to be sold at pharmacies until these issues are solved..”

  3. Comment…Let his followers use the aguma just as they use the annointed water. The mapositi use muteuro and dont go to clinics/hospitals. After all Zimbabwe is a free country.. Hundres flock to his Waterfalls shrine in Harare.

  4. Hu n’anga hwa Magaya huya hwobuda zvishoma nezvishoma,remember Bornface Muponda who used to heal people disguising as mupositori and later came out in the open when the real powers behind his healing finally revealed itself and he later switched to his real world of Kushopera ne hakata.The real spirit in Walter is coming out slowly but sure.Just watch the space.

    1. hapana hun’anga apa asi hun’anga hwunobuda huchipedza aids hwakanaka chaizvo.Anamunyamabika tichakuonai hedu makuenda pa waterfalls apa muchiita zvekunyangira muchitsvagawo cure iyi.Tirikukuonai

  5. Silvester Matambo

    This is all hogwash, one the Aguma is not yet on sale and also testing is being done. Why is this government keen on blocking such God inspired innovations, why block the man of God, is this the Zimbabwe is open for business when such Godly innovations that will save lives are blocked like this. Why not call in the Man of God and hear his side of the story.
    We salute you Prophet Walter Magaya, you inspire us and we will always support your God inspired innovations

    1. HAhahahahahaha kKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK only a African would believe this nonsense

  6. muchapera kufa ivo vanoenda kundorapwa kunze kwenyika farirai kutsigira zvauya ma Ishe mupore

  7. Why not just prove him right or wrong by testing the medicine? That’s the whole purpose of Clinical trials. After this then we can start commenting. Otherwise i really feel Magaya rushed into advertising his product or invention when there are guided rules and regulations with such.

    1. @Kanjivaaaa, I think he did right, if he had taken the route you are saying we won`t be surprised kuti aizovharwa nevacho vaizoita maClinical tests, this is Zim my dear, lyk you said lets wait and watch the space after the clinical tests

      1. That’s the whole purpose of Intellectual property rights @C Square which i’m sure is enshrined in our constitution. Its always good to follow proper procedure or due process regardless of the outcome. I Am quite sure Magaya has lawyers who in this regard were or are supposed to advise him on the issues relating to patents. If i however was the Government i wouldn’t rush into quashing the mans ‘invention’ or claims of a cure, i would TEST first. What if the drugs really does work Mr Government Man?

  8. The only problem is that Water Magaya has a dark skin with fully pronounced negroe features like me. If it was a caucasian who did exacly what Magaya did, it would have been received as wonderful news globaly. Black people are not allowed to make any remarkable achievements even by their kith and kin. If they do achieve then it must be a mistake. That is how we are our own enemies. Many black people have invented things but they have english sounding names for the same reason why Mike Tyson and Michael Jackson had eglish sounding names. If you tell your fellow black man about these inventors, they are very surprised to learn that they were black like us and they still find a way to demean those achievements.

  9. Magaya is fake and a thief. Many will part with their money which they do not even have. Government must act on these profiting thieves who go around with bibles masquerading as prophets. Government and politicians please deal with this menace of thieves and false prophets many will die being robbed.

  10. But why do these profets go to such lengths mhani vanotinyadzisireiwo… Anomboziva here kuti hiv and aids zvii… It’s a broken down damaged immune system ailing of many diseases… How do you cure that. Without any research just word from God seriously hakuna mabasa yes but ndakutoona hangu why people should go to school and learn some basics vasat vatanga kuita ma claims akapusa aya. Kana ari certain ko ka ngaabhadhare ma papers anodiwa iitwe ma lab tests tione kana akapenga kwete kuda kupa vanhu guchu rake rekupenga vanhu vagovaviwa zvavo mahara. Shame on you magaya if this is fake i wish all the baddest things upon you you deserve to rot in jail people like you. Ziva zvekuparidza shoko kwete kubata science hautombozivi kana chinonzi hypothesis or discussion conclusion experimental procedure haaa tibvire kumhepo mhani

  11. Ngaaende mujeri mhani uyo.n’anga zvayene inonyepera kt Jesus Jesus takagara tazviona isu paukatanga zvekutengesa anointing owiri ahaadaaa of course you are betting your money on those stupid pole who waste money buying your so called anointing owiri to keep on with their stupidity and buy and convince other stupid pole to buy midzi yako.xuwa ma purofeti ayaa mukaita speed munoguma makandiwa tangai magaya.b

  12. plus magaya was suppose to be professional, he was suppose to observe all protocols, not to just wake up as a minister of health. vese vakawana mishonga yavakawana dai vaingomuka vachideedzera dai munyika muine chaos chaiyo. maybe its a cure for sure but the approach that was used is really bad…kana anointing oil and water ichita kut varwere vapore sekutaura kwenyu why herbs now

  13. LOCK HIM UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. Hello everyone i am happy to say that i was cure from HIV/AIDS by DR SAM with his herbal medications after i tested positive july 2016 and ever since then i have been on medications to extend my living on earth. One faithful day i was searching on line if i could get some tips on how to cure my illness and i saw a comment on how DR SAM cure HERPES VIRUS with herbs,i was surprise and i contacted him on the email they provided on the comment and i explain my problem to him and he also prepare the herbs and send to me which i use for one week as i was instructed by him and after 2weeks i went to hospital for checkup and i tested Negative and i am fully cured from the disease and i am so greatful to DR SAM .You can also reach DR SAM on his email: (samherbalhelp@gmail.com) or you can call and whatsapp him +2349055464666

  15. The Doctor sent me a herbal medicine and told me to take the medicine only at bed time which is at night and i did and immediately the HIV Virus DISAPPEARED and i was cured from HIV Disease, the name of this Doctor is Dr Sam so if you are infected with HIV Disease or any other dangerous and incurable Disease then Dr. Sam is the right man to be contacted for the cure. so kindly contact him now on his email: (samherbstreatment@bk.ru) or His Whats app number: +1 (213) 349-2159 …once again, Dr. Sam thank you very much for what you did for me am very grateful…

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