Wednesday, November 21, 2007

ANC responds on bread price fixing finding

By Tina George
21 November 2007

The ANC welcomes the findings of the Competition Commission against Tiger Brands Foods for their role in the bread price fixing scandal. The ANC is appalled with the actions of the “Big Three”, Premier Foods, Pioneer Foods and Tiger brands.

The over pricing of bread affected all people in the Western Cape, especially the poor and causing adversity to many distributors.

ANC MPL of Western Cape Legislature, Kent Morkel said that whistleblower; Imraahn Mukaddam must be hailed as a martyr for his actions and as a result has been targeted and victimized by the “Big Three”.

He added that the Western Cape Legislature has a protective role to play and asks that the responsible Minister, MrsTasneem Essop employ the Western Cape Consumer’s Tribunal to their own investigations that could include compensation to local distributors and the public in the Western Cape

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