Let them eat beetroot
We all know what happened to the last woman who told her subjects that. Yes, her head rolled.
‘Let them eat beetroot.’
She may not be a queen but South African Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang knows all about regal disdain.
The TAC have called for her head before but she remains impervious to criticism. President Mbeki maintains a sullen silence on the HIV/AIDS issue and tacitly supports her. But, now that respected members of the international scientific community are baying for blood, we may get a decent response.
Let's hope her head rolls soon!