Cape Town - "By the time, the Soccer World Cup comes to South Africa it will be too late for five million of us who will have to watch the games from a garlic- and beetroot-induced afterlife," says Democratic Alliance MP Dianne Kohler-Barnard.
She was referring to Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang's repeated "recipe" for defeating the Aids pandemic - eat garlic, beetroot and lemon.
However, the minister's garlic mantra did not sit well with Kohler-Barnard, who accused her also of treating the nation's doctors and nurses as her own personal army and conscripting them to "years of poorly-paid conscription" to "rat-infested hospitals".
The health minister, speaking in parliament on Tuesday in debate on her budget vote, emphasised: " Shall I repeat garlic, shall I talk about beetroot, shall I talk about lemon ... these delay the development of HIV to Aids-defining conditions, and that's the truth."
Taken from News24
If that were true, why are people still dropping like flies from something which the government denies is AIDS or HIV, or even that these 2 are linked? Are they dying of laughter at the government's monkey business? That is the only other viable cause of death I envisage besides a garlic-glazed pallor.
In recent reports, the same er..Doctor who professes her faith for the efficiency of garlic, beet root and probably astrology for the cure of AIDS has been begging for handouts from the UN.
Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang said: "Our view is that external funding must be co-ordinated through government structures to achieve better outcomes."
That is admitting to incompetence, unequivically. We can't sort out our own problems because our government is too busy raising it's own salary by 7,5%, yet we can't afford to combat AIDS? Oh wait, we don't know what AIDS is, nevermind combat it.
On the other side, I find relief in the fact that the government refuses to do much about AIDS. The filthy bastards who try and mug me all the time are sure to meet their doom at the hands of their own elected government. Maybe the government is not as daft as everyone thinks and this cutting power to Cape Town and letting people die of AIDS is a clever way of making South Africa a proud holiday destination for the world.
I wish I could gas the lot of them - government, hijackers, carguards and the lot. They should make it mandatory for a er.. doctor who professes the efficiency of garlic against AIDS to be injected with HIV ( what? it's not AIDS, why worry?) then heal herself with her garlic and beet root salad. BRING BACK PUBLIC EXECUTIONS!!!