I have been following claims that Prophet Walter Magaya is a false prophet. There were times I gave him the benefit of the doubt thinking these were his detractors bent on bringing him down.
Followers at his church are at pains defending their leader from those who label him a Sangoma. He was accused for allegedly raping a female congregant.
That Prophet Walter Magaya is a false prophet was a cliché in time to be proved. Like an acid test, these allegations were to be assessed.
Just like the historical World War 1 trigger the Sarajevo Incident, the promulgation of Aguma (some capsules with healing properties enough to cure HIV and cancer) opened a can of warms which could confirm accusations that he was just a gosp-preneur (Gospel Entrepreneur) and false prophet.
The US has the famous Watergate Scandal, Zimbabwe had Willowgate and Asiagate scandals. From the infamous HIV Cure I have called it the Agumagate.
Yesterday marked a week following the declaration by Prophet Magaya of his purported HIV Cure.
This saw the Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries morph to Pharmaceutical and Herbal Distributors. Joke mongers have named his church along Simon Mazorodze road a pharmacy.
As was expected, many people assumed this Cure would render antiretrovirals useless. With this announcement, stern criticisms outweighed flowery appraisals.
Magaya rushed to announce the supposed cure before the Aguma medication was tested in Zimbabwe. Manufactured in India by his company named Aretha Medical, the medication from Zimbabwean and Mozambican herb extraction where it was only scrutinized. Zimbabwe prohibits the publicity of medicines which skipped World Health Organisation, independent laboratories, the Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe and the Ministry of Health and Childcare.
Following the announcement, medical related civil groups such as the ZNPP+, Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights, World Health Organisation (WHO) to mention but the few encouraged HIV patients to continue taking their medication. WHO said no cure for HIV has been discovered. ZADHR also wanted Magaya to retract his claims.
“There is no cure for HIV infection. However, effective antiretroviral (ARV) drugs can control the virus and help prevent transmission so that people with HIV, and those at claimed his medication was a Cure even though it was labelled Immune Booster.
The Bible speaks about discernment. 1 John 4:1 states, Dear friends do not believe every spirit but test the spirits to see whether they are from God because many false prophets have gone out into the world. Pursuant to this verse, I give you 1 Thessalonians 5:21 which reads, but test them all, hold on to what is good. There is no smoke without fire. Those who reprove the cleric are in their right minds. As in the BIBLE acronym, it does not need a learned man to understand it. Even a layman or a child can.
The people I pity the most are his followers who time and again have been told by outsiders that their leader was a false prophet bent on maximizing on profits.
Even Cambridge University Professor Elizabeth Lin who was donating some HIV testing machines in Zimbabwe said there is no cure for this disease.
Let me tell you what happens. When someone is infected the body produces antibodies to it. And these antibodies will stay for life. So if you then take the drugs and the antiretroviral drug it will control the growth of the virus. So your virus can be negative but your antibody will always positive for life. So anyone who tells you that they can give you some drug, and then you will become antibody negative in two weeks is not telling the truth. It is not scientific and it can do patient harm.
She does not know Magaya but got to know of him through his much publicised discovery.
“So again, anyone who tells you that the antibody will become negative in two weeks is, we say in Chinese, someone who is unsound. And when you say something like that and people believe it would do so much harm to the HIV Infected patients, she said.
Professor Lin was convinced that Magaya was a sly businessman.
And I think it must have a financial reason behind it. Unless that person, I dont know it, unless that person treats free which I doubt very much. If that person treats for free, I would say he is a fool but is a good fool. But if that person tells you something false and charge you money, then that person is very bad actually, its evil. Its dangerous to the people, she said.
After all, when commissioning his 12 disciples Jesus instructed them to heal the sick. From healing people to discovering a cure, this berating of Gods anointing left a lot to desire with the medication sold at $500 and $1000.
Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, and raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely ye shall give.
I dont want to prematurely conclude that Prophet Magaya is a false prophet else I be labelled a liar. After all, Aguma is yet to be tested by relevant personnel in Zimbabwe at Magayas expense.
He also introduced a lipstick with the ability to, " increase particulars in the body."