Speak out and disclose your status

The global increase in people affected with Coronavirus epidemic in the world is at an alarming stage. It is important to all South Africans and other nationals residing within the borders of South Africa to be on the high alert and adhere to temporary measures suggested by the South African government and World Health Organisation.

“As an institution mandated to spearhead the values and principles Nelson Mandela stood for; we would like to encourage medical practitioners and other health institutions to do their ultimate best to conduct a study that will help find a cure that will help curb the spread of this deadly virus.

“We highly appreciate Nelson Mandela’s grandson Ndaba Mandela and other members of society who disclosed their status. Ndaba Mandela’s courage to speak out can be attributed to the teachings of his grandfather who once said ‘Leaders in all spheres who are living with HIV should be encouraged, not coerced, to lead by example and disclose their HIV status’. Ndaba Mandela and others have done so in order to encourage others and to protect their loved ones and the world.

“We further encourage those who have contaminated the virus to adhere to the rules and regulation protocols put in place.

Being placed in quarantine is not an infringement to anyone’s right to freedom of movement but a precautionary measure to look at how best one can be cured”, Said Bonke Tyhulu, CEO Nelson Mandela Museum.

For more information call Nelson Mandela Museum Senior Manager Public Engagement and Marketing Ms Nontlahla Tandwa @ 047-501 9500/072 791 3493 email nontlahla@nelsonmandelamuseum.org.za