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TAC press release: Ubhejane is not registered

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29 June 2010

Ubhejane is not registered
Department of Health’s Law Enforcement Unit must investigate Zeblon Gwala
MCC’s recission of the 2002 notice must be given immediate effect

Ubhejane is marketed by a charlatan named Zeblon Gwala as a cure for AIDS. On 22 June 2010 it was incorrectly reported in Business Report that Ubhejane was registered with the Medicines Control Council (MCC). Ubhejane has not been registered as a medicine in South Africa. There is no evidence that it is of any benefit to people with HIV.

The Department of Health has stated that Ubhejane is not registered as a medicine. The MCC has not yet publicly responded to the article.

The Law Enforcement Unit of the Department of Health must immediately investigate the assertion made by Mr Zeblon Gwala that Ubhejane has been registered.

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