Community service for Zimbabwean fake aids cure pedlar


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A Zimbabwean, who sold products that he claimed could cure AIDS, was today sentenced to 240 hours of community service for fraud. He was convicted and sentenced in Belfast, Ireland.

Admare Jinga, a graduate of the University of Ulster, sold his products over the internet but his main target is reported to have been Zimbabwe. It is not clear how many devices he sold to Zimbabwe.

Jinga established a company Savec Healthcare Ltd in 2007, and sold products like the Omnivir Nano Aerosol and a device called the High Care Machine.

In one of his ezines Jinga said: “Omnivir kills HIV, fights AIDS, protects immune system and prolongs life.”

Even in court the insisted that he had never claimed that it cured AIDS.

“We claim the products kill HIV. On the website we never mentioned we are curing HIV,” he said.

Jinga also argued that none of the people that used his products had complained otherwise he would have refunded them.

“All these people go for viral tests every three months. Not a single person after having their checks complained to us it didn’t work for them. If they had complained we would have given them a refund.”

Jinga was said to have paid Google £10 a month to ensure his website came up top when anyone searched for a cure for Aids.

He was also sent a letter of warning by the United States Food and Drug Administration in December 2008 not to sell the Omnivir in the US.

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Charles Rukuni
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