Tuesday, December 02, 2003

Zackie Achmat and the TAC have been nominated for the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize for "a significant contribution to the global struggle against Aids". A deserving candidate if ever there was one, although purists might argue that this stretches the definition of peace somewhat.

Zackie Achmat deserves even more recognition and thanks than he already gets. He's made a courageous stand in the face of govt bone-headedness and stuck to his guns even at the cost of imperiling his own health. When the history of HIV/AIDS in SA comes to be written the govt, from the president down, will be covered in shame and it will be people like Achmat that emerge as the heroes.

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