ANC withdraws condoms

2012-01-29 09:48

Johannesburg - The Free State health department is recalling over a million condoms delivered for the ANC's centenary celebrations, over concerns they may be sub-standard, City Press reported on Sunday.

Although they still had to be tested in a laboratory, the department decided to withdraw them, provincial health department spokesperson Jabu Mbalula was quoted as saying.

According to a Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) member the department ordered 8700 boxes of condoms.

"People would claim that the condoms burst. When we investigated the complaints it turned out the condoms are porous," Sello Mokhalipi, who works for the TAC and Free State HIV/Aids, told the paper.

The boxes of Choice government condoms, which bore the SA Bureau of Standards stamp, were delivered to guesthouses, hotels, bars, and restaurants ahead of the ANC's centenary celebrations held from January 6 to 8.

According to Mbalula they were ordered from the national health department.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Rugby World Cup 2015

All the action from the 2015 RWC, including live coverage of all 48 matches, breaking news, fixtures, results, logs - and much more!


Rugby World Cup 2015

UK expert: Boks ‘have KO game’
Ireland hold on to down Italy
As it happened: Ireland 16-9 Italy
All Blacks sympathise with England
Traffic Alerts

Spontaneity is the order of the day. Let go and have some fun. Try not to set too many set plans and expectations and enjoy more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.