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DA blasts 'Dr Garlic'

Cape Town - "By the time, the Soccer World Cup comes to South Africa it will be too late for five million of us who will have to watch the games from a garlic- and beetroot-induced afterlife," says Democratic Alliance MP Dianne Kohler-Barnard.

She was referring to Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang's repeated "recipe" for defeating the Aids pandemic - eat garlic, beetroot and lemon.

However, the minister's garlic mantra did not sit well with Kohler-Barnard, who accused her also of treating the nation's doctors and nurses as her own personal army and conscripting them to "years of poorly-paid conscription" to "rat-infested hospitals".

The health minister, speaking in parliament on Tuesday in debate on her budget vote, emphasised: " Shall I repeat garlic, shall I talk about beetroot, shall I talk about lemon ... these delay the development of HIV to Aids-defining conditions, and that's the truth."

Taken from News24

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