Send staff to be tested, urges trust

2012-11-26 00:00

THE Bayethe Trust, whose patron is King Goodwill Zwelithini, said uMhlathuze residents did not support HIV/Aids programmes due to ignorance and misconceptions.

Trust chairperson Rhana Naicker said there seemed to be a myth among the affluent in Richards Bay that HIV/Aids only affected certain races. She added that they would rather support programmes for other illnesses such as cancer.

She also heads up the Research Support Office at the Africa Centre near Hlabisa which deals mostly with HIV/Aids-related issues. She said the plan was to host a “Know Your Status Concert” with live entertainment by local artists such as DJ Spidzz, The West Park, Mr SunShine and Sizwe Salt. It will start at 11 am.

Naicker urged all companies to send their staff to the grounds for free HIV testing and referrals.

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