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Manto no longer minister of health!!


Out of some controversy some real hope is restored. The garlic salesmen are going to be up in arms, but the good news from Motlanthe cabinet announcement is that Manto has been moved from the Health portfolio.

Hopefully this will create the platform for serious intervention to solve the HIV Aids pandemic that this country is facing. With decision like this maybe just maybe Motlanthe will demonstrate some decisive leadership.

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Mike • September 26, 2008

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  1. The Devil September 26, 2008 - 3:16 pm

    If there’s one thing that President Motlanthe did that might bode well for the future it was removing Manto. I remember the day when John Robbie had a full go at her on 702 talk radio years ago. I was driving to work and nearly crashed my car in the M1 between Pretoria and Johannesburg listening to what was going on.

    It has been downhill for Manto ever since with South Africa having the worst track record on AIDS intervention in the world. Thabo Mbeki was dumped from government in the worst way possible, but his endorsement of the Minister of Health in his government will forever be a sad indictment of his presidency.

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