Enemy is viral

We welcome the return of Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang after months of illness.

We welcome the return of Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang after months of illness.

Her return will inevitably revive unfinished business generated by her past controversial statements and pit her against old enemies.

We appeal for restraint on all sides while a new front created by old rivals forges ahead to give impetus to the government's strategic plan for 2007-2011 launched by Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo- Ngcuka early this year.

Tshabalala-Msimang's detractors should promote rapprochement instead of attempting to isolate her, as overtly happened at the third South African Aids Conference in Durban this week.

They must set aside differences to galvanise forces in the HIV-Aids battle.

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