HIV cure prophet apol­o­gises

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HAHERE - A con­tro­ver­sial Zim­bab­wean prophet who claimed to have de­vel­oped a cure for HIV and Aids and sold a lip­stick that he claimed helped im­prove blood pres­sure has apol­o­gised, say­ing he was over­whelmed by ex­cite­ment, ac­cord­ing to a re­port. Wal­ter Ma­gaya, who heads the Prophetic Heal­ing and De­liv­er­ance Min­istries, said last Sun­day he and In­dian coun­ter­parts had de­vel­oped the herbal rem­edy named Aguma to cure HIV and Aids. But in a state­ment on Mon­day the health min­istry said: "Herbal medicines now re­quire ap­proval by the Medicines Con­trol Au­thor­ity of Zimbabwe and the prod­uct has not yet been sub­mit­ted for re­view and as­sess­ment. "Ma­gaya an­nounced af­ter a church ser­vice in Harare that the drug was a sup­ple­ment that could boost im­mu­nity and cure HIV, ac­cord­ing the state-run Her­ald.

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