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Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang suffered from a lung infection and spent weeks in a public hospital in Johannesburg, setting a good example for our leaders.
Her decision to make use of a public hospital over a private one received different reactions.
Some said it was all about cheap political point-scoring. That's nonsense. I don't think Tshabalala-Msimang would compromise her health for cheap political points.
It's a fact that she lacks political astuteness: she says the wrong things at the wrong times.
And it's questionable why President Thabo Mbeki has retained her.
I think the nation has lost respect for Tshabalala-Msimang for her garlic and beetroot advocacy in the face of HIV-Aids.
The ANC seems to have sidelined her. They have apparently ordered her not to speak to the media about HIV-Aids related issues in future.
The ruling party has a policy of protecting its leaders from harsh criticism and attack. But when it comes to her, it seems it's a different ballgame altogether.
The fact that she is not a good politician doesn't mean we should treat her as if she were subhuman.
We should stop treating her with disrespect. She deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.
Thabile Mange, Johannesburg