The renowned retired pastor Ambilikile Masapila of Loliondo District, Arusha Region

The renowned retired pastor Ambilikile Masapila of Loliondo District, Arusha Region has made a fresh appeal to patients who took a cupful of the herbal therapy to go for a second more potent one.

The pastor popularly known as ‘Babu’ who announced the ‘cure’ in 2010, saying it was revealed to him by God in a dream, justified the second helping as having stronger healing powers.

When launching the therapy, the pastor said it was capable of treating chronic diseases, including HIV/Aids cancer and diabetes and making barren women conceive.

Speaking during an interview in ‘Super Mix’, a mid-morning East Africa radio show Masapila said that he has been told by God that he will start performing new miracles very soon using a herbal medicine that will be much stronger compared the ‘Babu cup’.

He said currently there are still people going for the cupful at his Samunge village in Arusha. He said they are from different places including Mozambique, Malawi, Rwanda and Mombasa in Kenya.

“The price for a single dose of the miracle cure is 500/- per person or Kenya’s 100/-“, he said.

The retired pastor declined to state whether there were still some top government officials going for the cure.

He refuted public claims that he has constructed an expensive house worth 200m/-, saying his new residential house was worth less than 10m/-. He clarified that he owned a saloon car and a lorry which is used to fetch medicinal plants from the forest.

The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare endorsed the “miracle cure” as fit for human consumption, but said further medical research was being conducted on it.

Addressing the Parliament in November last year, Health and Social Welfare minister Dr Haji Mponda said that they were waiting for scientific results from a sample of not less than 200 people, conducted jointly by the Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH), the government and the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Africa zone based in Brazzaville.

A Synovate Tanzania report released August, 2011 showed that at least 78 per cent of people who have drunk the herbal concoction administered by pastor Masapila were cured of diseases they were suffering from.

Only 7 per cent of the patients said were not cured.

It stated that similar concoctions were discovered in Mbeya administered by Dogo Jafferi and a woman from Tabora known as Margaret or Bibi wa Tabora.

Source The Guardian

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