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Nestle Shutters Zimbabwe Milk Plant in Row

Wednesday, 23 December 2009 10:54 AM

Swiss multinational Nestle has suspended operations at its dairy plant in Zimbabwe, citing harassment.

After international criticism, Nestle announced in October that it would stop buying milk from a farm owned by President Robert Mugabe's wife Grace.

The company said since then it had come under pressure to accept milk from "certain non-contracted suppliers".

It said government officials and police forced staff to accept such a delivery on Saturday.

Since... employees' safety is no longer guaranteed, Nestle decided to temporarily shut down the facility

"Two Nestle Zimbabwe managers were questioned by the police and released without charges the same day," Nestle said in a statement.

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