Friday, September 26, 2008

Manto Out; Singing in South African Streets

One of the first acts of new South African President Kgalema Motlanthe was to remove Manto Tshabalala (a.k.a. "Dr. Beetroot") from her position as Health Minister. The new Health Minister, Barbara Hogan, was greeted with a public serenade from AIDS activists.

Tshabalala has not left the government entirely, however. She was moved to the Office of the President, where she'll be in charge of gender, youth, disabled affairs and government communications.

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