Over 70 percent of Zimbabwe Members of Parliament are HIV-positive: Report

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Over 70 percent of Members of Parliament are HIV-positive, according to Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga.

She revealed this in Parliament when she attacked MPs for being selfish by supporting the enactment of the Aids Levy for them to get State-assisted life-prolonging drugs.

“You know how selfish we are as a people, when HIV/AIDS started hitting on us, when people started dying, we immediately came up with an Aids Fund so that we can go and buy drugs for ourselves because we want to live. Seventy-six percent of the people who are sitting in this House are living with HIV/AIDS and are taking ARVs.

She was moving a motion expressing disgust at the sexual exploitation of children.


“Yes, very true. You are unable to take out a little bit of money and put it aside so that it can be used to take care of these children. I am not saying it to other Members of Parliament only, but I speak for myself too, because it is not right that I come and sit here and there is a child who is eight or nine-years-old and is being raped everyday and abused, it is sad Mr Speaker.-Online