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.