Trip to Spain could have bought more ARVs

The ID's Patricia de Lille, the TAC and DA find it convenient to blame President Thabo Mbeki for firing former Deputy Health Minister Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge. To them it's a "national tragedy".

The ID's Patricia de Lille, the TAC and DA find it convenient to blame President Thabo Mbeki for firing former Deputy Health Minister Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge. To them it's a "national tragedy".

They forget that what she did was plain silly and disrespectful. She deserved to be fired in spite of being a voice of reason in the fight against HIV-Aids. The money she wasted in Spain could have been used to buy more antiretrovirals and help the people she claims to fight for. We can't tolerate people squandering taxpayers' money. This is a strong message to other would-be offenders. It is time the president cleaned the government of all rotten elements.

D Lunga, Soweto

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