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YCL sees red over Zille's Aids incentives

2011-12-04 23:19

Johannesburg - Western Cape Premier Helen Zille's campaign of offering monetary incentives to people testing for HIV/Aids is immoral, the Young Communist League (YCL) said on Sunday.

"This campaign in its nature and character only seeks to belittle those who want to know their status and will not in anyway benefit our people," said spokesperson Khaya Xaba.

"Our people should only test because they have a desire to know their status and have a drive to turn their lives around," he said.

The young reds blasted Zille for her campaign describing it as being "disgusting" and lacking creativity.

"We urge Mrs Zille to desist from this disgusting campaign and focus on scientific proven methods to combat the scourge of HIV/Aids," Xaba said.

The Western Cape provincial government launched a campaign, whereby any person who was tested at one of the province's testing points between November 28 and December 9, could win up to R50 000.

The campaign offers people who tested and whose names get picked in the draw a chance to win R10 000 and a grand prize of R50 000.

Xaba said the league would concentrate on its efforts in combating HIV/Aids and other diseases, that serve as a catalyst to the scourge of HIV/Aids.

"We remain committed in playing a critical role in fighting the scourge of HIV/Aids and its impact on our communities and make an alert to people like Mrs Zille that HIV/Aids is deadly and cannot be used to engage in silly lottery schemes," he said.

Comments
  • Maximus Odinidus - 2011-12-05 00:49

    It's seems that all the da's political opponents are outraged because they are doing so little in the way of constructive methods to get people tested. I mean really we sour Africans (deliberate) will sit with our fingers in our bums until there's money involved Well done mme zille. I support you 110%

      Breedlike - 2011-12-05 08:50

      Exactly margie, these maaifoedies are angry because they didnt think of this idea first. Thumbs up for zille.

      Hugh - 2011-12-05 12:43

      DA's done it again. Good on them.

  • Chum Scrubber - 2011-12-05 05:51

    Amazing how anything the opposition does, even if positive for people of this country, is slated by irrational fools. The YCL should hang its head in shame, they are a threat to the survival of those that support them. Beyond pathetic, it is impossible to have respect for this lot.

  • Susanna - 2011-12-05 06:11

    Dear Mr Xaba, please let us know what you have been doing to combat the HIV?

  • gembleton1 - 2011-12-05 07:35

    Well done Mrs Zille, we support you(All are driven by money in the back pocket), ignore these uneducated people from the ycl, who still today cannot understand that communism has never worked in the entire world and never will,

  • wesleywt - 2011-12-05 07:44

    YCL wants everybody to die of AIDS

  • Bob - 2011-12-05 08:01

    "We urge Mrs Zille to desist from this disgusting campaign and focus on scientific proven methods to combat the scourge of HIV/Aids," Xaba said. In other words you little weasel. You want a “Cure” instead of the harder and more mature route of behavioral sexually responsibly. Don’t blame those trying proactive ideas to help the scourge of Aids, tell your people to act more responsibly in their sexual conduct instead…! There will not be complete cure for HIV?Aids for a long time, so I suggest you start practicing the latter!

  • Blink - 2011-12-05 08:15

    Khaya Xaba are you free or are you dom?? If Zille's initiative helps one person it was worth it. You say it's not very creative - ha! It's very creative. Besides what have YOU and the YCL done to make people aware of their status. If yo don't like her solution come to the table with an alternative. We're waiting... Tick tock tick tock, still waiting Khaya!

  • Richard - 2011-12-05 08:25

    If this will incentivise people to go and get tested, then what's wrong with that? BTW your status never revealed as a seperate form must be completed to be eligible for any prize.

  • Pierre - 2011-12-05 08:30

    "This campaign in its nature and character only seeks to belittle those who want to know their status and will not in anyway benefit our people,", well i disagree, knowing your status will benefit the people, the earlier it is diagnosed, the sooner treatment starts, or do you still believe garlic and beetroot after a well deserved shower is the answer.

  • Anso - 2011-12-05 08:39

    Oh please !!! The company my dad was working for tested all the employees, if you were negative, they gave you a R200.00 voucher. BUT if you were positive they gave you a R500.00 voucher....

  • ludlowdj - 2011-12-05 10:16

    Of course the ANC see's red its money they could have stolen for their own benefit. but then again does anyone really care what the ANC wants anymore?

  • Samuel - 2011-12-05 11:50

    focus on scientific proven methods to combat the scourge of HIV/Aids," Xaba said. Well castration was proven to work

  • wesley.fuller - 2011-12-05 12:16

    And the YCL solution is?

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