Breaking News : Walter Magaya pleads guilty over untested HIV, cancer cure

Harare-Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries (PHD) leader, Walter Magaya has been convicted of contravening the Medicines Control Act after advertising his Aguma medicine, which he claimed could cure cancer, HIV and AIDS.

Magaya was arrested in his capacity as Director of Aretha Medical pleaded guilty to contravening the Medicines Control Act and was ordered to pay $700 before February 8. It is the state case that on October 31 2018, Magaya advertised his Aguma medicine was a cure for cancer and HIV/Aids.

“He further made claims that Aretha Medical and himself were the manufacturers of Aguma medicine which he claimed can cure the above mentioned diseases.

“Verifications were made through the Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe and it was established that Aguma is not a registered medicine or drug in Zimbabwe. It was also established that neither Magaya 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 the accused committed an offence” the state said.

The charismatic prophet is not new to controversy as he has also been accused of rape with complainants withdrawing charges.


Elia Ntali

Elia Ntali is a Journalist based in Harare, Zimbabwe. He has written extensively on social, economic and political issues. Working as a Freelance journalist for local and international news outlets. He has more than 5 years experience.