The Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR) has come out guns blazing against Prophet Walter Magaya’s sensational claims that he has found HIV/Aids cure, calling on government to publicly censor the popular preacher until scientific evidence is availed to back up his revelations.
Magaya told a congregation at his Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries church service over the weekend that he had made the discovery two years ago but had waited because he wanted it to be scientifically proven.
“God has given me a revelation, we tested it and it’s perfect. God showed me a certain tree and certain people. We have found a cure for HIV and Aids,” said Magaya.
However, ZADHR in a statement released today questioned the alleged cure’s lack of scientific backing.
“The ZADHR takes great exception to the recent claims by Prophet W Magaya that he has found a cure for HIV and AIDS. ZADHR acknowledges the prophet’s right to freedom of worship and his entitlements to his beliefs.
“However it is the conviction of ZADHR that any claims to cure HIV must only be made in the presence of irrefutable scientific evidence that is obtained through proper and ethical research methodologies. Such unverified claims have the potential to increase the number of Anti Retroviral Therapy defaulters, increased risky behavior practices and exposure to potentially harmful side effects of the herbs,” reads the statement.
The doctors association called on Magaya to publicly reverse his claims as there is no empirical research that proves his claims.
They also called on the Minister of Health Dr. Obadiah Moyo to publicly censure Prophet Magaya and also institute an investigation into the safety of the herbs he is claiming to have.
According to Magaya, the cure, he discovered was developed from a plant called Aguma found in Zimbabwe.
With the help of his Indian partners, Magaya has since formed a company called Aretha Medical to develop the cure to be administered on patients in the form of tablets and capsules.