- Zodwa Wabantu has pledged to help fight against stigmas around HIV and Aids.
- She is sick of seeing people get bullied hand harmed just because of their status.
- When asked about hers, Zodwa feels that it is no ones business and that people should focus on real issues, like stigmatisation.
We are all aware that it is AIDS month, and this is the time where people are frequently asked about their status. It is a very contentious subject and some find it too much of a personal questioned to be asked.
Briefly.co.za learnt that, when Zodwa Wabantu was approached on the subject, her reaction was that it is personal business and has nothing to do with anyone else!
There is so much stigma attached to the disease and this is the reason that Zodwa refuses to give an answer. She said that she will not be intimidated into revealing her status.
To show her strong objection to being asked, Zodwa posted a video on Instagram.
In a discussion with TshisaLIVE, Zodwa voiced her opinion on the humiliations surrounding the disease and she has decided to speak out. The socialite and dancer has on many occasions being told that due to her promiscuous ways, she will land up with the disease.
She shared that she has friends that are HIV/Aids positive and they are, on a daily basis, frowned upon. As their friend and the person she is, she stands up for them.
Zodwa has been a victim of profanity from people calling her names and insinuating that she sleeps around and that if she has not contracted the disease she will inevitably land up with it later on.
She went on to say that she will not sit back and take it she will fight back. It is her opinion that people are being bullied into revealing their status and it is not right. It is something personal going on in their lives, they do not have to share it with anyone.
With Zodwa being so open on the topic, some people have criticised her, but she says that she was speaking from the heart. She says that she tells it the way it is and people need to listen.
Zodwa feels she is the right person to speak about the disease and does not care what people think. It is what it is and people need to realise just how much it is affecting all of us!
The one thing that really annoys Zodwa are those who claim to be victors of the fight against HIV/Aids but behind the scene things are totally the opposite with them talking about others.
It so wrong of them to be asking those who are sick what is wrong when they have already made up their minds that that person is HIV positive.
Zodwa said that we cannot act one way behind closed doors and then come out into public and say ‘Happy Aids Day’, that is just not who she is!
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