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From this fading blogger to the future — in hope

2020

Serve us well. This is your chance. 🙂

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Posted by on April 13, 2008 in Australia, Australia and Australian

 

Blandly dishonest and/or stupid statement of the day

The prize goes to South Africa’s Thabo Mbeki for:

Almost as good as what he used to say, and apparently still does, about HIV/AIDS. Mbeki is no Mandela…

President Thabo Mbeki still questions the link between the HI-Virus and Aids, according to an article in Tuesday’s Guardian [November 2007] newspaper.

“There is no question as to the message Thabo Mbeki was delivering to me along with this document: he was now, as he had been since 1999, an Aids dissident,” the article quotes the author of a new Mbeki biography, Mark Gevisser, as saying.

The biography is entitled Thabo Mbeki: The Dream Deferred

The Democratic Alliance said the article again confirmed the party’s belief that the government’s response to SA’s Aids pandemic had been systematically undermined by a lack of proper leadership – specifically by Mbeki and the Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang.

DA health spokesperson Mike Waters said the party would submit three parliamentary questions to Mbeki: whether he would consider overturning Cabinet’s decision that he withdraw from the debate, if not; whether he endorsed any of the views in the “Castro Hlongwane” document and what his current views on the relationship between HIV and Aids were.

HIV and Aids and Zimbabwe will forever tarnish President Mbeki’s legacy. Indeed, one might even argue that they will, to a large extent, define it,” said Waters.

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Posted by on April 13, 2008 in Africa, current affairs