”28% of school girls are HIV positive” said Aaron Motsoaledi, Health Minister, yesterday while he was speaking to the National Council of Provinces in Carolina, Mpumalanga. In comparison, only 4% of the schoolboys are infected with the virus in the country.
For the Health Minister those numbers clearly point out that young South-Africans girls are regularly sexually assaulted by older men, “It is clear that it is not young boys who are sleeping with these girls. It is old men. We must take a stand against sugar daddies because they are destroying our children,” Motsoaledi said.
According to the study mentioned by Motsoaledi Gert Sibande district in Mpumalanga topped the list of HIV positive people.
Aaron Motsoaledi has also underline that 94000 schoolgirls fell pregnant in the country in 2011, and about 77000 had abortions at public facilities. For the health minister this situation has to change. ” We can no longer live like that. We want to put an end to it” Motsoledi said.