Judge Dumisani Zondi ruled in favour of TAC
By Anele Siwa
13 June 2008
Cape High Court has today ruled in favour of Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) against DR Matthias Rath. The TAC applied to the court to stop Rath from conducting clinical trials and from advertising his multi-vitamins as a cure for AIDS.
“We are extremely happy about this court ruling, but I want to start off on a slightly glamour note, if you see on the court paper there are affidavits of two people who wrote testimony about how their people die in the hands of Rath,” says TAC’s Nathan Geffen addressing media at Westminster House.
Geffen says although this is the great victory the country must not forget that many human lives have been lost.
According to Nosisa Mhlathi TAC spokesperson DR Rath started working in Khayelitsha in 2005.
“He claimed that his remedies can cure AIDS and convinced people to use it,” she explains.
TAC’s Zachi Achmat refused to comment saying he is still reading the court papers.
Attempts to get comments from DR Mathias Rath have failed.