MP takes HIV test after Twitter ‘rumours’


An MP in Zimbabwe has taken a public HIV test to counter accusations made on social media that he had the virus.

Temba Mliswa, an independent legislator, tweeted a photo of a medical slip showing his negative result:

He said in a statement:

“ I do not usually respond to social media slurs. It has been been peddled that I have been in the habit of consorting with underage girls. I categorically deny such frivolous claims with the contempt they deserve”.

Mr Mliswa urged Zimbabweans to get tested and not to stigmatise those who have HIV.

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