The National Aids Council chief executive officer Tapuwa Magure said Prophet Magaya should first subject his herb to clinical trial before going public, which includes using the drug on animals before taking it on human beings.

“I have just heard the prophet’s assertions. Every clinical trial or experiment on human beings has to undergo rigorous tests before it is approved by the medical research council of a country, including Zimbabwe. The studies must be ethical, not exploiting the subjects and not subjecting them to poisons,” Magure said.

“I am not aware of any such clinical trial having being approved in Zimbabwe and also of any such study having gone on here. The prophet must really provide all this data to prove that a scientific trial has really taken place and show the results,” the NAC boss said adding that “so far, there is no cure for HIV”.