PASTOR CONVICTED AND FINED $700 FOR SELLING UNREGISTERED HIV/AIDS DRUGS.
In the moment where most African pastors become popular for doing wrong things. Some are well known for their extravagant and luxurious lifestyles than for preaching the word of God.
Is it not surprising how some prophet raise to stardom by prophesying dooms day, engaging church members into gambling, killing church members by luring them to drink jik breach.
A 35-year-old Zimbabwen self-acclaim man of God, pastor Magaya told his congregation last year that he has discovered cure for the deadly HIV/AIDS virus, He named herb for curing the virus as “Aguma”.
Selling his unregistered drug to his congregation, He told them that the drug destroys the HIV virus in just 14 days.
The pastor knowing very well that Zimbabwe has over 1.4 million people living with HIV and Aids, and 1.2 million on life-prolonging anti-retroviral drugs manufactured a lot of his drug and when police raided his offices Magaya and his colleagues destroyed some of the exhibits by flushing them in the office toilets and burning containers which were however, recovered half-burn.
Several aguma sachets and other torn sachets were also recovered in an office bin, the police revealed.
“Aguma drug was authentic as it was tested in India and was approved for properties which could cure HIV” Magaya told court.
According to him, he informed the health ministry of his discovery and intention to go public about it but was ignored.
The pastor has however admitted breaching the law by distributing the drug without the approval from the health ministry.
The accused pastor company was charged $700.