18 December 2007

Zuma's Beliefs

Does anybody know what Jacob Zuma, the new leader of the African National Congress, thinks about (i) HIV, and (ii) Zimbabwe?


Anonymous said...

Zuma is critical of both Mugabe's human rights violations and Thabo Mbeki's policy of "quiet diplomacy" towards Zimbabwe.

However, he is not much better than Mbeki on HIV-AIDS. Besides having had unprotected sex with an HIV-positive woman, he recently warned of "a politicisation of HIV/AIDS by some people in politics" and claims "There is a commercialisation of the pandemic where people see possibilities of enjoying huge benefits out of it (the disease). It has something to do with drugs. I am just being diplomatic."