Gail Johnson: Response to HIV treatment would make Nkosi Johnson proud

Nkosi Johnson's foster mother, Gail Johnson, sayd Nkosi Johnson's legacy continues to live on today through government's aggressive response towards ending HIV/Aids.

Gail adopted Nkosi, who was an orphan, and raised him until he was 12 years old before dying of Aids in 2001.

702's Azania Mosaka spoke to Gail Johnson about the legacy he has left and the work she is doing to further his work at Nkosi's Haven.

The young HIV/Aids activist captured many hearts in a speech he made at an HIV/Aids conference held in Durban, where he pleaded with government to do more to address the spread of the illness.

Listen to the conversation below:

President Mbeki walked out during his [Nkosi Johnson] speech. Now what is being done is mind-blowing.

Gail Johnson, Nkosi Johnson's mother

A couple of days before his passing, he made the decision to stop taking anti-retroviral (ARV)treatment because f the side-effects.

His legacy is to stop denialism and stigma and acknowledge that people need support and that's all there is to it.

Gail Johnson, Nkosi Johnson's mother

Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI

702 welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the 702 community a safe and welcoming space for all.

702 reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

702 is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
[LISTEN] How the Gauteng Provincial Library Service is reaching more readers

[LISTEN] How the Gauteng Provincial Library Service is reaching more readers

Azania Mosaka spoke to the organisation's Tsakane Chauke to find out about the e-book project launched nearly three years ago.

How four East London men went from land grabbers to property developers

How four East London men went from land grabbers to property developers

Eastern Cape land occupiers have gone from grabbing the land to becoming property developers. Philasande Dotyeni tells the story.

[WATCH] Swing City put their own spin on Nat King Cole's LOVE

[WATCH] Swing City put their own spin on Nat King Cole's LOVE

The trio joined Azania in studio for this week's 702 Unplugged.

'If you are a loud mouthed woman like me you are often seen as uncultured'

'If you are a loud mouthed woman like me you are often seen as uncultured'

Gauteng Community Safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane sat down with Azania for this week's Friday Profile.

A new yummy twist to African traditional food

A new yummy twist to African traditional food

Lucia Ntuli and Melusi Twala join Azania Mosaka on the Food Feature to chat about the food they make.

[LISTEN] Looking to start mountain biking? Here is some advice

[LISTEN] Looking to start mountain biking? Here is some advice

Callers shared a few recommendations for 702 listener Mark who would like to take up mountain biking as a hobby.

Popular articles
[WATCH] Kettle VS Cattle for lobola

[WATCH] Kettle VS Cattle for lobola

Khabazela shares the Facebook , Twitter, and YouTube videos that have social media in a frenzy on What's gone Viral.

Radio powerhouse joins 702

Radio powerhouse joins 702

Richard Nwamba will host a new African music show between 16h00 and 18h00 every Saturday.

Why the PAC wants South Africa renamed Azania

Why the PAC wants South Africa renamed Azania

Pan Africanist Congress's Narius Moloto explains why it supports the name Azania, a word which he says has Arabic origins.

Is the lovable Winnie The Pooh a boy or girl?

Is the lovable Winnie The Pooh a boy or girl?

A trending Twitter debate has left social media users arguing over whether Winnie the Pooh is a girl or boy.

UPDATE: Chilling WhatsApp from Marli van Breda's ex-boyfriend read out in court

UPDATE: Chilling WhatsApp from Marli van Breda's ex-boyfriend read out in court

Marli van Breda's ex took the stand in the trial of triple murder accused Henri van Breda.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Is social trend Blesserfinder, where girls are allegedly matching up with rich 'benefactors' in exchange for sex, a real thing?