Scandal In South Africa?

South Africa's Public Protector is probing whether Deputy President Thabo Mbeki and Health Minister Nkosazana Zuma acted unethically by urging that research resume on an anti-AIDS drug, Virodene. The opposition Democratic Party claims Pretoria-based Cryopreservation Technologies offered the ruling African National Congress a 6% stake in a unit that would hold patents on the drug.

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