A former member of a South African-based mercenary group revealed in a not-so-shocking confession that he and the group tried to purposely infect Black South Africans with HIV/AIDS in the 1980s and 1990s.
The claims were made known via a new documentary entitled Cold Case Hammarskjöld, which premiered at the Sundance film festival in the US. Jones said he worked as an intelligence officer with the SA Institute for Maritime Research (SAIMR) which orchestrated coups and violence in Africa.
According to The Guardian, Jones claims that SAIMR leader Keith Maxwell had a “racist, apocalyptic obsession with HIV/Aids.”
Maxwell reportedly posed as a doctor while running clinics in poor, mostly Black neighborhoods in the Johannesburg area, which gave him an avenue to conduct his sinister experiments.
“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.”
Here’s another take on the troubling new information.