Children blame defaulting for mother’s death

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Sophy Malekutu was just 42 years old when she died in late May. She leaves behind Thabang and three other children between the ages of 9 and 15 years.

Sometime late last year, Sophy stopped taking her antiretroviral (ARV) medication.

In April, her health took a turn for the worst. She could not longer eat, get out of bed or walk without assistance.

It was then Thabang reached out to family and local community health workers.

“She was very sick and I asked my uncle and Refentse (Drop in Centre) community health workers to take her to Jubilee District Hospital where they told us that my mother has defaulted on her treatment,’ said Thabang, who harbours feeling of guilt about his mother’s passing

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