I’m sorry, says Magaya

Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries founder Walter Magaya has apologised to the nation citing excitement as the reason behind his haste in announcing a “cure” for HIV and cancer without following procedures on the introduction of a new drug.

BY VANESSA GONYE

Speaking at a Press conference held at the Health and Child Care ministry yesterday, in reference to his proclamation, Magaya, who retracted his earlier claim, said the Aguma drug had not yet been tested on human beings.

He said he was now willing to have the tests done according to the requisite procedures by the ministry and other relevant authorities.

“I have engaged the ministry, notifying them of my discovery at the same time apologising for the announcement I made. The apology is that we rushed to announce about my findings without taking the necessary steps,” Magaya said.

“I never said people must stop taking their ARVs. From today, we are going to run the tests accordingly and, if proven, it is going to be announced by the ministry. I would like to thank the ministry for handling me like a child and correcting me in a good way.”

The charismatic preacher went on to shift goal posts, as he brushed aside the fact that he said the drug was tested on human beings when he made his claims on Sunday.

He also denied prior distribution of the Aguma drug and dispelled rumours that he was considering taking the herbal supplement to countries that had approached him.

“I will wait for the tests to be done to ascertain that it is safe for human beings and that indeed it has properties that can cure HIV and Aids. I have not sold any bottle up to now. I clearly said I will wait for my government. I have been offered money by other governments to take my discovery to them, but I am still here saying I’m willing to go through the clinical trials in accordance with the correct procedures,” Magaya said.

Magaya, however, maintained that his announcement was not a publicity stunt.

Questioned whether it was true that he also has another product, a lipstick, which is said to help increase blood in patients with little or low blood in their bodies, Magaya said it was an invention he was thinking of introducing into the country.

“On the lipstick, I was explaining how far technology has gone outside the country and was hoping to bring such technological inventions to Zimbabwe,” he said.

Health and Child Care minister Obadiah Moyo said owing to Magaya’s status, his message was likely to make an impact, leading government to look into the matter urgently.

Moyo said government would not turn down new discoveries, but these should be introduced lawfully.

“Right now there is no medicine from Magaya which is registered in Zimbabwe and anywhere in the world. He has agreed that he made a mistake and where mistakes are made, they have to be corrected. He has assured us that he is not going to dispense his medication until tests have been done,” he said.

Moyo urged people living with HIV not to default treatment in pursuit of supplements that were said to be containing curing properties.

23 Comments

  1. the guy has confessed that the much talked about drug was never tested on human beings so for those who were defending this conman you can now make conclusions for yourselves as to the primary intentions which the nation now knows was all about fraudulently reaping were one did not sow

    1. Where in the story is he quoted saying that? Apart from the Journalist’s own insinuation.

      1. Read the article again….and understand each paragraph.

      2. you are clutching at straws and infact the new talk from the medical fraternity is that this guy crashed arvs and repackaged them into something called aguma at high dosage poor guy

  2. Fake prophet shame shame shame

  3. HE WAS FORCED. PLEASE DONT TRUST THIS GOVT. THEY WANT TO TAKEOVER. USE YOUR BRAINS GUYS. HE WAS UNDER FIRE THE WHOLE DAY YESTERDAY

    1. I give up!

  4. iwe kwana iwe hakuna mushonga we hiv mhani are yu stupid.let alone lipstic that adds blood

  5. josphat mugadzaweta

    @daisy hapana brains dzemunhu anenda kughana two weeks odzoka oti ndave prophet. please wake up.

  6. Zvakaoma zvaPapa ava

  7. Is HIV a disease if so there is a cure for every disease may be the breakthrough was by the “FAKE” Prophet. Ko mupei nguva to hang himself

  8. he was forced to make this announcement. After all how many zimbabweans have raised their innovations and easily banned with these people thus why Europeans and Americans are so rich coz they would rather support the innovations. SHAME TO PEOPLE OF MY TRIBE, NEVER JUDGE A PERSON

  9. The video of Magaya is there.There is nowhere where he says the drug was never tested on humans. That is just comming from the writer. Why would people from other countries want to make a deal with Magaya for a medicine which is not yet medicine so to speak? To benefit what? Does that make any sense to any sane person? Why would even Magaya himself get overexcited about something that is non existent, a drug just called a drug but never tested? Would anyone ever get overexcited about nothing? Vanyori venhau musada kutamba nepfungwa dzedu. As a mater of fact, Magaya did everything necessary but not with our government here but that would not be enough for the government here just to accept the drug right away without running their own clinical tests. That is the whole message kwete madistortions anenge ari kuitirwa vanenjere shoma.

  10. Prophet Magaya has dealt with these people before. One of his projects was grabbed by Grace Mugabe because he had approached the government first. He was protecting himself thats why he had the herb tested in other countries before and this has taken him two years and millions of money to do the research. YOU WANT TO TRUST THEM BECAUSE IT IS MAGAYA BUT ECONOMIC ISSUES YOU DONT TRUST THEM AND THIEVES LIKE QUEEN BEE AND TEAM.
    WHY, WHY, WHY

  11. Those who would not like due process to be followed can offer themselves as guinea pigs. Get HIV voluntary infection then use the fembera fembera concoction for curing it. If your conviction is based sorely on your faith of this sangoma and not science, then you’ll believe anything he says. This is called blind faith – very common in poor, 3rd world countries. In 1st world countries no-one is beyond reproach, even the presidents. This reduces cases of public abuse due to plain stupidity or inability to think independently and rationally.

  12. Majority of his church members no longer trust him. Even his teachings, most no longer trust them. I believe the man is a coward. I once heard him preaching that, a mad man can venture everywhere in town but never near state hse becoz its a no go area. A real propget wont be intimidated by Zanu politicians.
    Also, Zanu ministers and doctors do not want the Aids levy to go, thats why they do not want to hear of any Aids and Hiv cure.

  13. Majority of his church members no longer trust him. Even his teachings, most no longer trust them. I believe the man is a coward. I once heard him preaching that, a mad man can venture everywhere in town but never near state hse becoz its a no go area. A real propget wont be intimidated by Zanu politicians.
    Also, Zanu ministers and doctors do not want the Aids levy to go, thats why they do not want to hear of any Aids and Hiv cure.

  14. Dai madhifendero amunoita maporofita nana papa venyu ariwo madhifendero amunoita MWARIka ummmmmmm dai nyika yedu yakaitirwa zvakanaka,,,,,ukaona uchidhifenda muporofita zvekudaro iye MWARI wacho uchimutuka usingamutye then there is something wrong mu upstairs mako….Magaya munhuwo uyo usatoti ukamuona or ukanzwa nezvake woti ndimwari,,,,dai MWARI akubatsirai vanhu vekwaMagaya.

    1. WELL WETHER FORCED OR NOT, IF HE HAS SOLID PROOF THAT THIS DRUG OR WHATEVER IT IS WORKS HE SHOULD STOOD ON SOLID GROUND AND DEFEND HIS DISCOVERY OR EVEN AQUIRE PROPERTY RIGHTS FROM WIPO OR OTHER PROPERTY RIGHTS ORGANISATION TO OBTAIN A PATENT. NO ONE WILL CRUCIFY HIM. I HAVE NOTHING AGAINST PROPHET MAGAYA, GOD IS THE JUDGE, BUT YOU CANT JUST MESS AROUND WITH OUR HEADS ESPECIALLY WITH MATTERS INVOLVING SCIENCE, YOU GUTTA SET YOUR RECORD STRAIGHT SIMPLE AS THAT.

  15. FALSOS PROFETAS + POLÍTICOS CODICIOSOS = AMOR POR EL DINERO.

  16. what you are saying is referred to as clutching at straws and the article is there for anyone to reread with respect to what the fraudster said

  17. Comment…the Truth is with God…whether aguma is genuine or false..whether magaya is true/false prophet. The truth shall remain on earth and God shall stand for the truth

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