JOHANNESBURG -- A South African health official says they are recalling 1.35 million condoms given away at the African National Congress party's centenary celebrations amid charges some broke during intercourse and were porous.
AIDS activist Sello Mokhalipi complained after scores of people came to his Treatment Action Campaign offices saying the condoms burst.
He said they poured water into condoms and "they leaked like sieves."
Provincial health department spokesman Jabu Mbalula said Tuesday his department recalled the condoms to conduct scientific tests.
He did not know how many have been recovered since the recall two weeks ago. Tens of thousands of people attended the celebrations.
South Africa has the highest number of AIDS victims in the world.
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