Melinda Ann Gates nee French, is an American philanthropist, a former general manager at Microsoft and wife of Bill Gate, a notable world billionaire.
In 2000, she co-founded the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation with her husband Bill Gates, the world’s largest private charitable organization as of 2015.
Melinda Gates, predicted that developing countries especially the African continent would be badly hit by the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
She revealed this to CNN, the American Cable Network News channel that, the African continent is set to suffer great consequences from the outbreak of the pandemic.
Melinda believes that cases are low in Africa countries due to the fact that there isn’t the capacity to conduct tests like other continents who have recorded great loss.
About 13,686 cases, 744 deaths, and 2283 recoveries have been reported in Africa up to 12 April 2020.
However, a part of her comments tend to have upset Africans and this seem to have generated heated arguments and reprisals.
Melinda said her worst nightmare was when she “saw what China had to do to isolate enormous part of its population. My first thought was Africa. How in the world are they going to deal with this?”
“I have been in townships all over Africa and slums. When we talking country with physical distancing and hand-washing; if you live in slums who can’t physical distance, you have to go out and get your meals. You don’t have clean water to wash your hands,” she stated.
She added that,
“It is going to be horrible in developing world and part of the reason why you are seeing the case numbers don’t look very bad is because they don’t have access to very many tests.”
Melinda Gates thereafter referred to reports of dead bodies on the streets in Ecuador and said;
“You are going to see that in Africa.” she stated.
That particular phrase of expecting to see dead bodies on the streets of Africa has triggered a lot of negative reactions from commentators, notable among the comment is that of FFK which depicts the typical Nigeria back to sender catchphrase and his comment has garnered a lot of support from Africans.
Femi Fani-Kayode (FFK), is a Nigerian politician, essayist, poet and lawyer. FFK served as the Special Assistant (Public Affairs) to President Olusegun Obasanjo from July 2003 until June 2006. He was appointed the Minister of Culture and Tourism of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from 22 June to 7 November 2006 and as the Minister of Aviation from 7 November 2006 to 29 May 2007.
FFK had reacted to Melinda’s predictions on all social media platforms in which he tagged the Billionaire wife, hoping she gets to see them. His visual response is below:
“Horrendous vision from a horrendous lady with a horrendous husband. We reject it and return it to sender! The agenda of satan for Africa shall not stand. Those that have dug a pit for us shall fall into that pit themselves.” FFK tweeted.
While Melinda Gate is yet to respond to these arguments, one cannot ascertain whether or not she was misconstrued or quoted out of context.
This may also have to do with Cultural differences as no African would ever predict such doom to another irrespective of race, or orientation; it is an abominable prediction and unacceptable to Africans.
Hence, it is important to understand people’s tenets and traits before dealing with them.
Either ways, there have been allegations that Melinda Gate and her husband Bill are into the business of reducing the world’s population and thereby using vaccines to make Africans sterile in a bid to cut down on birthrate and also reduce Africa’s population.
“Abortion drugs discovered in Bill Gates’ vaccines,”
That was the content of an image posted on Facebook.
“Secret sterilisation program discovered in Africa.”
The allegation had started when a Facebook user in Kenya shared the screenshot.
It further stated;
“Unicef, the World Health Organization, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have been accused of secretly sterilising millions of women in Africa by doctors in Kenya after abortion drugs were discovered in tetanus…”
However, the WHO and Catholic doctors have debunked the rumour and confirmed the vaccine is safe when proper laboratory tests were conducted on the vaccines in six laboratories around the world; including a laboratory chosen by the Vatican, no hCG was found.