The South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) has criticised former president, Thabo Mbeki, describing his recent statements on HIV/AIDS as an ‘irrelevant debate’
Mbeki, in the latest of his series of letters published on his institute’s website, denied he ever said “HIV does not cause AIDS.”
This week, SANAC, which is chaired by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, called on South Africans to ignore Mbeki’s statements.
SANAC chief executive officer, Fareed Abdullah, points out that: “The leadership of SANAC advises the nation against a debate that will take us back to a fractious past and can only serve as a distraction.”
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