In the context that I was speaking, I was not speaking about a person as a rotten fruit, but I was speaking about a Word or Mind Concept that is a rotten fruit. That is why I put Word in brackets.
What I was saying is that if we don't throw out the thoughts, actions and words that are not of Jah, then those things will corrupt our whole self, and lead us to confusion. But when we throw out and burn the rotten parts, then the rottenness will not spread, but Jah word will spread instead.
Haile Selassie I