South African AIDS activist Zackie Achmat and longtime love Dali Weyers were married last weekend near Cape Town:
AIDS activist Zackie Achmat turned his focus to love yesterday as he wed his blue-eyed boyfriend.
The Treatment Action Campaign chairman married Dalli Weyers in a romantic picnic setting in front of about 300 guests at the Imperial Yacht Club in Lakeside, near Cape Town.
Judge Edwin Cameron, complete with glitter eye make-up, officiated. He had applied to become a magistrate in the Wynberg district for the day so he could conduct the ceremony.
The couple had planned to have a civil ceremony, but recently decided to get married under the amended Marriage Act because “marriage sounds a bit more weighty”, Weyers said.
“We decided that the marriage statement as a same-sex couple was a profound one and we want the union to be seen as equal [to those of heterosexuals],” he said.
They’re obviously wedded to their activist ways.
Achmet’s most well-known for founding the Treatment Action Campaign. His health and social justice work garnered him a Nobel Peace nomination.
As a PLHA I’m immensely proud of your achivements and the life saving changes you’ve brought about in the approach of pharma companies towards PLHA’s need for flucan. etc.
i read about Mr. Zackie recently in the newspaper ‘HINDU’.You’ve inspired and reenergised me.I run an org. called Society for the protection of HIV+ve citizens rights. As I fight for the rights of PLHA’s, I’ve been issued death threats by the police of NAMAKKAL, TAMIL NADU, INDIA.,where i’ve been living and working for the past 6years.
could i please request you to take certain issues of treatment of PLHA’s, and corruption in HIV/AIDS funding at the UN level on our behalf?
we need your help urgently and desperately.
is it possible to get Mr. zackie’s email address or his phone number?
my cell phone number is:91 99423 10355
hoping to hear from you
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