South African Police reveals shocking HIV infection stats

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    About 88% of active staff in the South African Police Services (SAPS) are HIV-positive.
    Deputy Police Minister Maggie Sotyu says they include police officers and non-career personnel.

    She was speaking in at seminar to curb police deaths and killings which Parliament's Police Portfolio Committee is hosting.

    "The 88% is made up of active personnel, clerks, public services act members and sweepers."

    Meanwhile, Democratic Alliance (DA) member of the Police committee Zack Mbehel expressed shock at the figures.

    "It's really quite staggering to hear that 88% of both public service Act's employees and SAPS police are on ARVs and HIV positive."

    Disgusting to think about how this spread so severe with Police. The national averge is just below 20% of the population has HIV/AIDS.

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