Thabo Mbeki gives a speech at the opening of the 52nd African National Congress conference 16 December 2007 in Polokwane.
JOHANNESBURG - Former President Thabo Mbeki&39;s HIV and Aids stance is back in the spotlight.
In his weekly letters, Mbeki reiterated his controversial beliefs, claiming HIV-related deaths were lower than some other diseases on the 2006 list of killer diseases in South Africa.
Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi strongly disagrees with Mbeki&39;s stance.
"When he starts making these kind type of blunders and mistakes it breaks your heart, destroys you inside because he&39;s not supposed to be at that level."
* Watch the interview with Motsoaledi in the gallery above.