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Unite in AIDS battle - Kaunda
Tuesday 7 September 2004
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ZIMBABWE: Unite in AIDS battle - Kaunda

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JOHANNESBURG, 18 June (PLUSNEWS) - Former Zambian president Kenneth Kaunda on Thursday urged Zimbabweans to put aside their political differences in order to tackle HIV/AIDS.

He stressed that AIDS knew no politics or religion and called on attendees at the country's first AIDS conference to "see the real situation in Zimbabwe, that calls for all of us to come together".

Kaunda said: "This thing [HIV/AIDS] does not know politics at all, this thing does not even know religion. I am not saying forget your politics, I am not saying forget your religion ... [but] let us come together, let us fight together and destroy this thing before it destroys us."



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