Government through the Ministry of Health and Child Care has advised all churches practicing faith healing to register with the the Traditional Medical Practitioners Council (TMPC) for them to become accountable or  risk being prosecuted.

This follows a spate of unethical health practices by some faith healers operating as churches in the country.

The TMPC is a department in the Ministry of Health and Child Care which supervises the control and practice of traditional medical practitioners.

Tehillah Christian Network founder, Reverend Sam Malunga, president Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs Zimbabwe, Sheikh Ishmael Duwa and Young Ministers representative, Reverend Edwin Masango urged churches to comply with the government’s order.

It is alleged there has been some unruly elements who are using religion to extort followers and some have been discouraging their members from adhering to medical treatment claiming that they can effect miraculous healing thereby compromising public health.