Deputy president Mabuza has dig at blessers

Mabuza says young women who live in poverty must be educated about being in relationships with older men for money and other goods and called for a change in attitude from men.

FILE: Deputy President David Mabuza. Picture: @GovernmentZA/Twitter

CAPE TOWN – Deputy President David Mabuza says that young women will be a particular focus of the South African National Aids Council's renewed campaign to reduce the HIV/Aids infection rate.

As chair of the council, Mabuza says the rate of decline in new infections is not going down fast enough.

Mabuza says that young women who live in poverty must be educated about being in relationships with older men for money and other goods.

“Of course, the attitude of men must change, it must change, especially older men. Older men, and I’m not very sure about ourselves here, how we behave. I’m also calling upon you to really help in this matter.”

Government also wants to reduce the number of tuberculosis infections setting a target of testing 80,000 people this financial year.

(Edited by Leeto M Khoza)