Magaya in court over HIV ‘cure’

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.

BY DESMOND CHINGARANDE

PHD Ministries leader Walter Magaya (centre) and members of his defence team – Admire Rubaya (left) and Everson Chatambudza – leave the Harare Magistrates’ Courts yesterday

Magaya (33) appeared before Harare magistrate Elisha Singano facing charges of contravening section 40 (1) of the Medicines and Allied Substances Control Act over a misleading advertisement of his HIV and Aids cure drug, Aguma.

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

The clergyman, who was represented by Everson Chatambudza, Admire Rubaya and Oliver Marwa, was ordered to report once a week at Waterfalls Police Station, surrender title deeds of a property in Waterfalls and not to interfere with witnesses.

It is the State’s case that on October 31 this year, Magaya allegedly made an advertisement on Yadah TV of Aguma medicine which he claimed to be a cure for HIV, cancer and other incurable ailments.

The State alleges Magaya further made a claim on Aretha Medical website, www.arethamedical.com that his Aguma medicine could cure HIV, Aids and other cancer-related diseases.

On the website, Magaya claimed that they had conducted some clinical trials and concluded that Aguma could cure the diseases.

Verifications were made with the Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe on their records and it was established that Aguma was not a registered medicine in Zimbabwe.

On October 31, police obtained a warrant of search and seizure at the Harare Magistrates’ Court and raided Magaya’s church premises and allegedly recovered unregistered prescription preparatory medicines, drug manufacturing, packaging machines and drug manufacturing raw materials and 20 bags containing empty capsules, plastic containers and plastic container lids.

The State alleges that just before the search, Magaya allegedly destroyed some of the exhibits by flushing them down his office toilets and burning some of the containers which were, however, recovered half burnt. It is alleged several Aguma sachets and torn sachets were also recovered in an office bin next to the church’s call centre office.

Sebastian Mutizirwa appeared for the State.

16 Comments

  1. So this MDC charlatan is only 33??

    1. ???? who said anything abt MDC,dude com on

  2. Who said he is MDC?

  3. @musona its a public secret that magaya is a pfeerorist.hauna kuona kubviswa kwamugabe wozoti wawana mushonga ndipo unonzwa umwe achiti papa heeeee my papa madofo akadzidza

  4. Extortionist. Fake prophet. The truth shall be revealed to all those who have been blinded by his fake miracles

  5. Life has got two sides the good an the bad. I understand that Zimbabweans you have got hatred for Prophets. Despite the hatred that you have for Prophet Magaya why cant you just accept the good thing that he has invented. it is the highest level of stupidity to just on things that you not really sure of. if you are wise shut your mouth and let those who know says it openly if Prophet Walter Magaya is lying or not.

  6. Kuwiriranakwakanakakugarakunzwanana Garanewakomurudohamandishe

    Comment…Asi munoziva here kuti muZimbabe mune mishonga yakawandisa? Uye mune vanhu vakawandisa vanobatsira pazvirwere zvakawandisa, seCANCER, ASTHMA, KURUMWA NENYOKA, KUSAITA MWANA “KUWUCHIKA”, TSVIYO, TSANGA MUZISO, MOYO, MUNHIKWI, NZEVE, MANYOKA nezvimwe. Ini pane wandinotoziva. Iniwo ndichiziva mimwewo pakati peiyi. Zvisinei, dambudziko ratinaro muno ndere kudhonzerana pasi chete. Tinoda kuti munhu arakidze miti yacho. Mati yakeka. Coca-cola yakapa ani MAGADZIRIRWO eCOKE? Yakadi kusunga? Vaduwe, tirikuzvikanganisira zvipo nekuda kwevamwe vanhu varikuita mari kunyika dzavo. Ngatizive izvozvo.

  7. Zim pple pliz get me rght a prophet is just a person like u. God loves thm same as u.If one is a prophet it does not mean they do not make mistakes they fo also

  8. haaa musona politics dzakukuvadza … pambotaurwawo zveMDC here apaa

  9. Why is this man involved in one scandal after the other, controversy after controversy all for the wrong reasons; and each time this corrupt system lets him go scot-free?Magaya must rot in prison. He is the devil himself, a conman mixing brands of ARVS with fruits without the knowledge of the intellectual property rights owners and compromising he efficacy of treatment, cheating everyone that he has found a cure and yet its clear he never performed any trials. He is evil mhani!! The man is a thief, who wanted to sale his purported cure for AIDS for $1000 and yet all HIV treatment is Zimbabwe is free. Magaya is a security threats to may people living with HIV. PHD ministries must be ordered to close down forthwith! It’s not a true church of GOD but a cult endangering many people! Magaya must be stopped.

  10. It’s not about calling anyone names, it’s about procedures to determine facts. Whether or not it turns out to be a beneficial remedy, verification’s have to be conducted and those who claim to know better have to produce evidence to that effect. Lawlessness is rife in this country and fueled by those in influential positions who are always immune to prosecution and that descends down to the ordinary man who unfortunately doesn’t have the immunity.

  11. It’s not about calling anyone names, it’s about procedures to determine facts. Whether or not it turns out to be a beneficial remedy, verification’s have to be conducted and those who claim to know better have to produce evidence to that effect. Lawlessness is rife in this country and fueled by those in influential positions who are always immune to prosecution and that descends down to the ordinary man who unfortunately doesn’t have the immunity.

  12. Comment… Jesus crucified in place of the sinner no matter how good Jesus was. This type of wickedness will take you nowhere, you deliberately closed your eyes not to see good things the man of God is doing, you children of the wicked one just go to hell.

  13. I dont see any reason for some of us to bark negative chants about the prophet of God,Aguma will go under tests and the truth will be known. Min of Health was given the opportunity to do so, so wait and see .

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