The claim has provoked outrage throughout the world with reverberations reaching all the way to my blog.
Xola Skosana is pastor of the non-denominational Hope for Life located in the Khayelitsha township. It would suggest that Jesus Christ was sexually promiscuous. Skosana is part of a growing charismatic movement in South Africa, and claims his message is more about giving hope than anything else.
By making the claim, he hopes to remove the stigma attached to HIV suffers in his country.
More than 5.7million people live with the virus in South Africa - more than in any other country in the world.