8 April 2010
The Africa National Congress (ANC) welcomes the show of leadership by President Jacob Zuma by publicly taking an HIV test in support of the government campaign launched last year, amongst others to galvanise all South Africans to do voluntary HIV testing.
This act by the President will go a long way in motivating other South Africans citizens to do voluntary HIV testing and therefore know their status.
The ANC would like to encourage all South Africans to follow the good example set by President Jacob Zuma by taking these tests. When all South Africans know their status, such knowledge will not only assist the individuals concerned by will also assist our government to deal with the HIV and AIDS pandemic.
We further support the government`s planned roll out of the new treatment action plan and the national public testing campaign soon to be announced by the Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi.
ANC National spokesperson
Ishmael Mnisi 0823335550