Anonymous in Lesotho Leribe Maputsoe
When lock down was announced due to corona virus Lesotho citizens living and working in South Africa were faced with a problem of getting their ARVs. Health institutions in South Africa refuse to assist them with medication and asked them to ask Lesotho Health Institutions to send proof that they are HIV and AIDS patients before giving them ARVs. That’s when Basotho decided to risk their lives by crossing the river running below Ficksburg and Fourisburg borders because they can’t go through border gates as they still closed due to lock down. Yes it is illegal to cross through the river but this started when clinics where they reside refused to give them Medication because they say they can’t wait for border gates to be opened for they need to refill and the only way to refill is to cross the river to get at least 3 months supply.