Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane has honoured veteran journalist and Aids activist Lucky Mazibuko at his home in Emdeni in Soweto, on Saturday.

Mazibuko worked for the Sowetan newspaper and has been living with HIV for the past 28 years.

He was amongst the Aids activists who forced the government to give ARV’s to people living with HIV/Aids.

Maimane gave him a certificate of recognition for his relentless fight against the epidemic.

Maimane says despite this being viewed as electioneering, access to health is a problem in South Africa and parties will be judged on what they say and do about health.

“The DA will table a motion in the Johannesburg council to have Lucky Mazibuko’s work in the fight against HIV and AIDS recognised. This is the least we can do to honour his immense contribution to South African society,” said  Maimane.

The DA leader said he would continue to champion the cause of people like Mazibuko, saying politicians, as well as ordinary South Africans, should be recognised.