Tanzanian retired priest of the Lutheran church Ambilike Mwasapile or better known as ‘Babu wa Loliondo’ has died.
Mwasapile died at Digodigo Health Center in Arusha on Friday after a brief illness his family has confirmed.
According to his Aide Paul Dudui, Mwasapile’s family is waiting for his body to be transported to Wasso Hospital mortuary.
Mwasapile hailed from Samunge village, Loliondo, Ngorongoro District in the Northern part of Tanzania.
Babu came to the limelight back in 2010 when he claimed he had a vision from God, who instructed him to make a portion he administered from the tree he was shown in the vision.
Reports of his ‘healing magic portion’ reached far and wide which saw people from all walks of life streamed into his home seeking the healing portion.
People sick from terminal illnesses had their hopes in life revamped once they had the news and travelled to Loliondo to have a taste of Babu’s heavenly herb.
Unfortunately, some patients could barely make it to Loliondo and died along the way before drinking a new lease of life or clean bill of health.
At one point Babu started selling the herb, and it is believed he made quite a fortune as world-renowned leaders were spotted at his compound.
Among the ailments, Babu claimed his herb remedied included HIV, cancer and diabetes.