Mbeki is a highly educated fool, says HIV activist Lucky Mazibuko

HIV activist, Lucky Mazibuko, has ripped into former president Thabo Mbeki for his approach towards alleviating HIV/Aids during his time in office.

Mbeki is a highly educated fool who contributed directly to the death of hundreds and thousands of people.

Lucky Mazibuko, former Sowetan columnist and HIV avtivist

Mbeki's recent self-published letter addressed the issue of public opinion labelling him an Aids denialist.

702's Redi Tlhabi spoke to Mazibuko regarding the issue.

The rationale was why spend billions on a dying nation? That was the silent truth.

Lucky Mazibuko, former Sowetan columnist and HIV activist

Makgatho died, Parks Mankahlana died, Nkosi Johnson died. So how are going to say all of those people - and many others - are poverty stricken? There was no link between poverty and HIV.

Lucky Mazibuko, former Sowetan columnist and HIV activist

Listen to the conversation below:

I used the analogy of a burning house. That if you find a house burning, would you still be interested in what caused the fire, who caused the fire instead of dousing the fire and then asking questions later?

Lucky Mazibuko, former Sowetan colmnist and HIV activist

And the greatest tragedy is that the ANC, an organisation in which I grew up in, defended him.

Lucky Mazibuko, former Sowetan columnist and HIV activist

This article first appeared on 702 : Mbeki is a highly educated fool, says HIV activist Lucky Mazibuko


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