Friday, 09 June 2017 09:30

SOUTH AFRICA: In remembrance of Nkosi Johnson, a South African child born with HIV/AIDS

1 June 2017 - This day on South African calendar, marked the death of the country’s famous child, an Aids activist Nkosi Johnson.

 

According to Nkosi’s Haven’s website, he was born with HIV on February 4, 1989. He died at the age of 12 on June 1, 2001.


He was later awarded the first Kids Rights Foundation’s international Children’s Peace Prize in Rome on November 2001.

This was for his efforts in support of the rights of children with HIV/Aids.


His legacy continues to live on through Nkosi’s Haven, which houses and supports HIV-positive mothers and children.

 

Source: Mpumalanga Newspumalanga News

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