'Mbeki still an Aids dissident'

President Thabo Mbeki still questions the link between the HI virus and Aids, according to an article in yesterday's Guardian newspaper.

President Thabo Mbeki still questions the link between the HI virus and Aids, according to an article in yesterday's Guardian newspaper.

"There is no question as to the message Thabo Mbeki was delivering to me along with this document: he was now, as he had been since 1999, an Aids dissident," the article quotes new Mbeki biographer, Mark Gevisser, as saying. The biography is entitled Thabo Mbeki: The Dream Deferred.

The document is a 100-page paper secretly authored by Mbeki and distributed anonymously six years ago.

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