Thursday, 25 September 2008

Carter wanted to punch Mbeki!

This from the South Africa Sucks blog

Former US president, Jimmy Carter, said the closest he has ever been to a fist fight was when former president Thabo Mbeki told him that anti-retrovirals for mothers infected with HIV/Aids was a plot of white people against black people.

Conversations at the Carter Centre, the former Democratic Party president expressed his satisfaction that Mbeki had been ousted. “Frankly I am glad to see him gone,” Carter said.The former president said that he had almost come to blows with Mbeki in the presence of former Microsoft chairman Bill Gates, then the world’s wealthiest man, when Mbeki rejected funds for anti-retrovirals and accused white people of using anti-retrovirals to harm black people.

Yesterday the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) said they agreed with Carter’s statements. TAC leader Zackie Achmat said it was sad that it took so long for the ANC to recall Mbeki. He said Mbeki’s failure to act promptly resulted in millions of premature Aids-related deaths.“We think the (former) president (Mbeki) has done enormous damage to our society.… Since he came into power, at least two million people have died prematurely ,”


Robert said...

Some scientists hold that the retroviral medicine are killing as many or more people that the disease.

Anonymous said...

Well, that's a reason to be cheerful!!!!

Anonymous said...

anonymous - do you really think that's funny?


Anonymous said...

Isn't many days I read how, according to some faggot liberal arts major, Mbeki's handling of AIDS and the shit going in Africa where people are told to eat cucumber or herbs or something to cure White Man Disease is just UNTRUE RACIST PROPAGANDA. See, Mbeki and his ilk actually DO take the epidemic seriously and all that "pinch of garlic cures AIDS" stuff is just quotes taken out of context by racist white reporters and the "ignoring the problem completely" stuff is just, uhh, not ignoring it completely.