11 December 2013

Thursday will mark 11 years since the day the iconic former president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, stood in solidarity with people living with HIV and Aids. On December 12, 2002, Madiba hit the streets of Khayelitsha wearing a white T-shirt with the words, "HIV Positive" printed on it in purple... It was at a time when hundreds of South Africans were dying daily from the deadly disease... On January 6, 2005, an emotional Mandela told the nation that the killer disease had taken the life of his son, Makgatho...  "My son has died from Aids," he announced. It was an historic moment. 

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