Springbok Captain and Brothers for Life Ambassador, John Smit, leads by example
Springbok captain and Brothers For Life ambassador John Smit took his leadership role to a different field this week – supporting the government’s HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT) campaign that aims to get 15-million South Africans to know their HIV status.
Smit joined the employees of JGD Trading Financial Trading Services in Mount Edgecombe and took a public HIV Test . Prior to the testing, Smit took time to chat to the excited employees about the positive health outcomes that can be realized by knowing one’s HIV status whether positive or negative.
He applauded the employees for being pro active about their health, “It is heartening to see that more and more people are taking charge of their health by being comfortable in knowing their HIV status” he said.
Prior to the visit to the Mount Edgecombe , Smit visited Siphesihle High School in the Valley of a thousand hills where he spoke honestly about the importance of school and making the right choice much to the excitement of the pupils , teachers and community members who were there.
Everywhere he went, the South African captain was under seige, with fans of all ages rushing to see him, shake his hand, and chat to him. Without fail he met them with a smile, hug or handshake.
The Valley Trust , ruggavibe, also official partners of the Brothers for Life campaign, was proud to be there for the day and would like to encourage everyone to follow John Smit’s example and get themselves tested.
As Smit said, “Knowledge is power, no matter whether it is on the sports field or regarding your health. Make the best choices you can and be responsible.”
You can follow John Smits example and test for free at your closest government clinic or Clicks pharmacy.