KZN has the highest in HIV prevalence. The government and the NGOs have been working tirelessly trying to do away the stigma, the ignorance surrounding the epidemic.
The wonderful work that they are doing could all be in vain, if people like Joachim Cools are not stopped.
Joachim Cools lives in a rural area of KwaNgcolosi under Inkosi uBhengu. He lives there with his wife. Kim as he is well known is originally from Belgium. He operates a small clinic which he calls KwaNgcolosi information clinic.
When you enter the clinic you are drawn by the sign that says “TAC, Truth Action Campaign. HIV does not cause AIDS and AIDS can be cured.”
He says that the press, Treatment Action Campaign and the government are spreading lies to the people. He said that if a person’s body is stressed that causes a body to react in a negative way. That is why when you go for a test it will come HIV positive.
His magic juice, called Umlingo WaMangcolosi (UW) is selling like hot cakes. He sells the juice at R80 a litre. Private distributors sell it at R180 a litre.
In the label from his medication it says that if you take this medication you should stop any pharmaceutical drugs that you are taking and you also should take it for four to 12 weeks.
People like these are a threat to the fight against HIV and AIDS and they should be stopped and arrested for misleading people.