Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi on Wednesday tested the HIV status of the Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town Dr Thabo Makgoba as well as that of the vice-president of the Moslem Judicial Council, Shaikh Achmat Sedick.
The event formed part of the launch of the Religious HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT) Programme, where more than 40 of South Africa’s pre-eminent churchleaders had their HIV-status tested. It took place at the Southern Sun, OR Tambo.
Other important religious figures who participated, included Rev. Frank Chikane (SA Council of Churches), Archbishop Dr Zandisile Magxwalisa (Jerusalem Church in South Africa), Archbishop Jabulani Nxumalo (Roman Catholic Church), Rev. Mukondeleli Ramulondi (Uniting Presbyterian Church of Southern Africa), The Most Revd Bishop Lunga ka Siboto (Ethiopian Episcopal Church), Bishop Ziphozihle Siwa (Methodist Church of Southern Africa/SACC), Prof Mary-Anne Plaatjies Van Huffel (Uniting Reformed Church in Southern Africa), Dr David Phaladi Tswaedi (Lutheran Communion in Southern Africa) and Rev. Cornelis Janse van Rensburg (Dutch Reformed Church in South Africa).