Deputy Minister of Health and Child Care Dr Aldrin Musiiwa has said miracle prophets, pastors, traditionalists and faith healers will soon be banned from working without a practicing certificate from the Traditional Medical Practitioners Council. He said that his Ministry has started writting to church leaders who are known to perform miracles advising them of the new requirement. The requirement is also meant to save the general public from fake prophets.
Said Dr Musiiwa,
If any one of the faith healers, whether pastors or traditional healers, refuses to comply with the directive, (Health) Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa will be left with no option but to ban all faith healing.
We are not saying churches should register with us but all those who are into faith healing are required by the law to register.
Those who don’t want to register know that whatever they are is fake. It is the duty of the Minister of Health to protect the public from abuse by psychological manipulative man of the cloth
TMPC is the only arm of Government that allows faiths healers (prophets, apostles, bishops, pastors and n’ángas (witchdoctors) to heal people).
Some churches with departments of midwifery particularly within apostolic sets must register with TMPC.
TMPC board chair Sekuru Friday Chisanyu said
When they are prescribing anointing water, bangles and wrist bands without registering, that’s illegal.
More: Sunday Mail
David Parirenyatwa is a doctor and politician affiliated to the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (ZANU PF) party and is the current Minister of Health and Child Care. Read More
Aldrin Musiiwa is a Zimbabwean politician and national house of assembly representative for Chakari constituency. He is also a member of ZANU-PF and the current Deputy Minister of Health and Child Care. Read More
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