"I can conform police this evening raided prophet Walter Magaya's offices to recover samples of his aguma medicine which he claims cures HIV", Information deputy minister Energy Mutodi tweeted this evening.
The Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries founder invited strong rebuke from government, the United Nations and local health rights groups when he last Sunday excitedly unveiled his Aguma capsules he said had properties to cure HIV/Aids in just 14 days.
National police spokesperson Chief Superintended Paul Nyathi confirmed the raid. He said the police were acting within its law enforcement mandate.
A highly-placed source at PHD, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Magaya was planning on launching Aguma outside Zimbabwe.
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"It is the duty of the police to detect, investigate and prevent crime and this is precisely what we are doing". The raid marks the start of an investigation into this matter.
UNDER-FIRE preacher Walter Magaya has issued an apology for "rushed" claims he had discovered a cure for HIV/Aids, telling a joint media briefing with the Health Ministry Thursday that he made the announcement out of "excitement". World Health Organization denounced the claim of the prophet, saying there is no cure for HIV/AIDS yet.
He said he was now working with the ministry in terms of the country's medicines control regulations.
"The ministry strongly urges all clients on treatment for HIV/AIDS to continue on their prescribed medication".