Nestle Buys Milk From Farms Siezed by Mugabe

Nestle Buys Milk From Farms Siezed by Mugabe

Harare : Zimbabwe | Sep 28, 2009 at 6:59 AM PDT
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Nestle is buying up to 265,000 gallons of milk a year from a Zimbabwean farm seized from white landowners and now owned by the wife of Robert Mugabe. Grace Mugabe has taken over at least six of the country's most valuable farms, reports the Telegraph. As a Swiss company, Nestle is exempted from tough US and EU sanctions targeting Zimbabwe's leaders, including Mugabe's wife, who is said to own about 12,000 acres of farmland. Nestle does not deny it does business with Mrs. Mugabe's farm but told the BBC it had no contract, making only cash-on-delivery purchases after its other suppliers collapsed. "Had Nestle decided to close down its operations in Zimbabwe, the company would have triggered further food shortages and hundreds of job losses," it said.

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