Friday, November 30, 2007

Defective Condoms In The Country With World's Most AIDS Cases

Government faces R5bn suit after bribery scandal. Three condom suppliers, the South African Bureau of Standards, Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang and Finance Minister Trevor Manuel face a R5 billion class-action lawsuit over defective condoms the Health Department distributed earlier this year.

Mathibela James Ramahuma and 49 999 other unnamed plaintiffs are each demanding compensation of R100 000. The claims
have been served on the Health Department, the Finance Department and the SABS, said Gilford Malatji, the attorney bringing the action.

For the rest of this Sowetan Online article, go here.

NVDL: It's actually an incredibly serious F&$# Up. It means even if you have protected sex, you might contract a terminal disease, or impregnate someone and infect them, and worse, pass on the virus to the unwanted foetus you've conceived. It's a humongoid F&$# Up.

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