YCL sees red over Zille's Aids incentives

2011-12-04 23:19

kalahari.com

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.

- SAPA
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