Mixed reactions to 'holy water' Aids cure

By Drum Digital
05 November 2013

There has been mixed reactions after a bishop in Kwazulu Natal claimed he can cure HIV and Aids with his “Holy” water.

There has been mixed reactions after a bishop in Kwazulu Natal claimed he can cure HIV and Aids with his “holy water."

Drum readers reacted with varying views to Bishop HQ Nala, of the Rebirth Family Centre in Umbilo. Some  readers wrote that such claims need to criminalized because people infected with HIV may stop treatment.

Nala said he has a long list of people who have now been cured of Aids through prayer and the use of his “holy water."

“Some have even stopped taking their antiretroviral (ARV) treatment because they say that they have been ‘cured’ of Aids,” he claims.

Ntoby wrote; “Bishop you are making our job very difficult. Do you know how difficult it is to start some patients on ARV treatment? Now you arrive with your evangelism.”

Other readers were upset about the claims, sighting that it is very irresponsible of the bishop.

“This angers me a lot as they are playing on people’s desperation,” wrote Seipei.

However others wanted the man of God to be given a chance. “If he can heal, then that’s wonderful because the nation is dying.”

Olebogeng added that “miracles do happen and in different ways,”

Narner appealed to people to not be resigned to saying it’s up to individuals to choose.

“”We are the ones who are responsible for patients when they are sick; we are the one who contract TB because their immune system becomes low… This is really killing our beloved ones“

KZN MEC of health has Dr. Sibogiseni Dhlomo slammed the claims as a whole.

“That’s a very irresponsible statement to make. We are warning our people to continue with their ARVs and stop listening to irresponsible and irrational statements by this person. Continue taking your treatment and you are in control of the HIV in your body,” said Dhlomo.

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