People’s Poet Mzwakhe Mbuli. Picture: Bongiwe Mchunu

Mzwakhe Mbuli is taking legal action against Google. This follows revelations that Google has profiled him as HIV positive.

In a television interview with SABC over the weekend, the People’s Poet expressed his anger and disappointment at Google and confirmed that he is pursuing legal action against the internet giant.

“Advocate Mphafolane has taken legal action," said Mbuli. "I’ve instructed him to do exactly that. He served the letter of demand to Google South Africa and that was last week. I am sure, in the next two days, they will serve Google with a summons. It is exactly like that, there’s no turning back. We are going for these guys.”

Mbuli insisted that he does not discriminate against people living with HIV and he has always supported the cause.

However, he said he feels that someone is out to tarnish his reputation by making these false claims on a platform as big as Google.

“Who are these thugs? Who are these criminals? Who are these mosquitoes who are trying to destroy Mzwakhe Mbuli?” asked the People's Poet.