Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Manto Tshabalala-Msimang

South African politician

Date of Birth: 09-Oct-1940

Place of Birth: Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Date of Death: 16-Dec-2009

Profession: politician

Nationality: South Africa

Zodiac Sign: Libra

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About Manto Tshabalala-Msimang

  • Mantombazana 'Manto' Edmie Tshabalala-Msimang (née Mali) (9 October 1940 – 16 December 2009) was a South African politician.
  • She was Deputy Minister of Justice from 1996 to 1999 and served as Minister of Health from 1999 to 2008 under President Thabo Mbeki.
  • She also served as Minister in the Presidency under President Kgalema Motlanthe from September 2008 to May 2009. Her emphasis on treating South Africa's AIDS epidemic with easily accessible vegetables such as garlic and beetroot, rather than with antiretroviral medicines, was the subject of international criticism.
  • These policies led to the deaths of over 300,000 South Africans.

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