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Zuma's HIV test just a gimmick

By unknown | Apr 30, 2010 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

I AM totally not impressed with President Jacob Zuma's public declaration of his HIV status.

It was just a gimmick to persuade South Africans to take part in the HIV-Aids Counselling Testing Campaign, which I think is a great initiative. I trust it will educate more people across all nine provinces, and will give lots of people an opportunity to know their status.

When Zuma says he took the test to promote openness I have a problem with him. He has never been open with us. He has been inconsistent with the truth since he took office.

The law required him to declare his interests within 60 days of taking office but he missed the deadline and did so eight months later, after the media raised the matter.

Was Zuma trying to hide something? Was he hoping that he won't be asked to declare his assets because he looked too busy?

Those are not the actions of someone who is open. He once did an interview with 702 Talk Radio's Redi Direko and later did another with's Nikiwe Bikitsha and in neither interviews did he show any signs of openness. When giving answers, he blatantly lied and concealed his untruths with laughter, as he normally does.

If the president wants to be perceived as someone who is open and honest he should do so in everything that involves the government.

His HIV status doesn't change my perception of him. He's dishonest. One would even doubt if he was telling the truth that his results registered negative, but only time will tell.

Katlego Mohotji, Ga-Rankuwa


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