Friday, October 02, 2009

Nestlé To Stop Buying Grace Mugabe Dairy's Milk

Are you telling me that in an age where everbody from the tea girl to the CEO has an MBA these stupid cretins didn't realise what they were doing was immoral?

The greedy bastards got caught, that is all, and now they think a sudden reversal makes it okay. Not in my book; my family and I will continue to boycott these c**ts.

What's more, follow the money, they haven't ceased. In the past they purchased their milk from the Dairy Board of Zimbabwe, which had ceased to function.

But miraculously the Dairy Board has suddenly resumed its former purchasing role. You guessed it; Nestlé now buys its milk from the Dairy Board, which in effect is Grace Mugabe's milk.

Continue to boycott these duplicitous arseholes until they can prove that there is no "blood milk" in their supply chain.

The Telegraph revealed at the weekend that Gushungo Dairy Estate sells up to a million litres of milk a year to Nestlé Zimbabwe's manufacturing plant on the outskirts of Harare.

The purchases provoked outrage in Britain and South Africa, with a rights group in Zimbabwe's southern neighbour starting a campaign for a consumer boycott of the firm.

The Gushungo Dairy Estate has been controlled by Mrs Mugabe since, according to other dairymen, the previous white owner was forced by a campaign of violence to sell his property to the authorities for a knock-down price.

Mrs Mugabe is subject to EU and American sanctions barring the transfer of funds to her, but as a Swiss company, Nestlé is not obliged to comply with them, and Switzerland's own sanctions only apply to firms within the country, not their foreign subsidiaries.

Nestlé has consistently denied any wrongdoing or breaking Swiss law, but issued a statement on Thursday saying it would stop buying Gushungo Dairy Estate's milk from Sunday.

It said it had only started buying milk from the farm, and seven other dairies, in February because the state Dairy Board of Zimbabwe had stopped doing so, and "the dairy industry was at real risk of collapse".

"In light of our long-term commitment to Zimbabwe, we bought this milk on a temporary basis," (Yes, until you were caught) it said. "This helped prevent a further deterioration in food supplies in Zimbabwe at that time." The Dairy Board was now able to re-start purchases, it added. (Well isn't that convenient.)

"Nestlé has been in Zimbabwe for 50 years, working with the population of Zimbabwe and striving to maintain a long-term viable operation in often challenging conditions. We operate in Zimbabwe, as we do in every country, through good times and bad." (Spin, spin, spin)

But the managing director of Nestlé South Africa acknowledged that there had been "a fair amount of international pressure, particularly in the UK and in South Africa".

On his first day in the post, Sullivan O'Carroll told South Africa's Talk Radio 702 that the controversy had been "quite a wake-up call for me". (What the f**k do you think has been going on in Zimbabwe for years?)

Kallie Kriel, the chief executive of AfriForum, an Afrikaans-focused rights group which had launched an appeal for a global consumer boycott of Nestlé products, calling them "blood milk", welcomed the company's decision and said his organisation was suspending its campaign.

"The fact that so many people were up in arms shows the strength that civil society has," he said. "This action shows that civil society can make sure that justice prevails."

2 Opinion(s):

Pensioner said...

This is all spin, Nestlé is going to buy their milk from the Dairy Board and Mugabe Bitch is going supply her milk to the Dairy Board. What's the difference? The consumers are going to pay more because of the second tier.


Do you really think that Nestle could operate in Zim any longer if they would not find a way to
"compensate" ( bribe ) this bitch ?