The Honourable Premier of KwaZulu/Natal,
Dr. Lionel P H M Mtshali
visited
Blessed Gérard’s Care Centre
on 10 December 2003.


The Premier with the Executive Council of the Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard: (from left to right) Clare Kalkwarf, Father Gérard, Premier Dr. Mtshali, Sr. Nokuthula Thabethe, Dr. Paul Thabethe.

Our Premier listened attentively to a presentation about our work and we showed him our hospice and our children’s home. He was very impressed about our work, even left a personal donation and promised his help for our fundraising. Premier Mtshali is renowned for his courageous stand and actions to enable HIV/AIDS patients’ access to antiretroviral medication and we are proud to be united with him in the fight against AIDS in our province.


Premier Dr. Lionel Mtshali is introduced to children of Blessed Gérard’s Children’s Home. Left behind the premier our Medical Superintendent Dr. Thabethe and right next to him the Mayor of èNdondakusuka Municipality Makhosonke Ntuli.

The Premier updated us on the latest developments in the KwaZulu/Natal HIV/AIDS policies and the province’s commitment to a holistic and integrated response to the AIDS pandemic.


(from left to right) Inkosi V J Ngcobo, Ilembe Mayor Simo Mfayela, Prince Nhlanhla Zulu M.P., Premier Dr. Lionel Mtshali, Mr. S V Naicker M.P.P. (who had initiated and co-ordinated the event), èNdondakusuka Mayor Makhosonke Ntuli, Father Gérard.


This page is part of the Newsletter No. 23 of the Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard




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