A friend who had been in military intelligence many years ago told me that he heard the following on the news yesterday:
According to the IEC (Independent Electoral Commission), 1 million voters “disappeared” from the voters rolls in the period 2004-2006.
Then he saw a news item about new statistics released from Stats SA. (NB: Stats SA is also not shy to hide and downplay figures to some degree – so their figures tend to be very conservative). According to Stats SA 40,000 people between the ages 25-49 die in South Africa per month, MOSTLY FROM HIV/AIDS AND RELATED DISEASES.
So, a quick calculation shows that that means close to 480,000 people die each year in South Africa from AIDS related diseases.