A film was shown this weekend at the Sundance film festival that has stirred up quite a bit of controversy, and for good reason! The film has accused an ex-mercenary group of spreading HIV in the 1980’s and 1990’s. These claims are made by Alexander Jones, he has stated the fact that he spent years as an intelligence officer within the South African Institute for Maritime Research (SAIMR). 3 decades ago, the SAIMR group was helping spread violence and masterminding coups.
The film suggest the leader of the group had a “Racist, apocalyptic obsession with HIV/Aids”. A paper was written by Keith Maxwell and he describes and hoped for a plague that would destroy the black population.
Maxwell claimed to be a Dr. But had no official documents or schooling to back such statements.
“What easier way to get a guinea pig than [when] you live in an apartheid system?” Jones says in the film. “Black people have got no rights, they need medical treatment. There’s a white ‘philanthropist’ coming in and saying, ‘You know, I’ll open up these clinics and I’ll treat you.’ And meantime [he is] actually the wolf in sheep’s clothing.”
“[South Africa] may well have one man, one vote with a white majority by the year 2000. Religion in its conservative, traditional form will return. Abortion on demand, abuse of drugs, and the other excesses of the 1960s, 70s and 80s will have no place in the post-Aids world.”– Keith Maxwell
This man obviously had some sick intentions, a shocking story about a man obsessed with hatred and racisim. To read the full in depth article, follow this link: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/27/south-african-intelligence-officers-spread-aids-black-communities