Zimbabwe pastor Walter Magaya convicted over ‘HIV cure’


A court in Zimbabwe has convicted a popular self-styled prophet of fraud and fined him $700 (£540) for falsely claiming he had a herbal cure for HIV and Aids. 

Walter Magaya earlier pleaded guilty to contravening the Medicines Control Act by selling an unapproved drug.

Police arrested him in November, and seized a herbal drug which he said could cure people who had HIV and Aids. 

Zimbabwe has the sixth highest HIV prevalence rate in sub-Saharan Africa. 

About 1.3 million people were living with HIV, according to UN data compiled in 2016. BBC.


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