ISSUED BY DR GERHARD KOORNHOF, MP
UDM SPOKESPERSON ON FINANCE
UDM is disgusted by the ANC government's abuse of Stats SA yesterday in its
attempt to discredit the MRC report on HIV/AIDS.
The Statistician General must resist these efforts of the ANC government. The
Medical Research Council is any case far better qualified to comment on AIDS
than Stats SA. The accuracy of the statistics produced by Stats SA have, in any
case, been questioned often before. It is definitely not in a position to
question the work of the MRC, with its good track record of credible research.
This is yet another example of the ANC's blatant attempts to suppress and
discredit statistics or reports that do not suit their, often misguided,
Dr Gerhard Koornhof, MP
UDM Spokesperson on Finance
083 - 308 6864
11 October 2001