Eastern Cape priest accused of selling government baby food
By Lelethu Mquqo
30 April 2011
The Eastern Cape health department has revealed that a Roman Catholic priest has been arrested in Queenstown for possession of a thousand tins of infant formula.
The product, clearly marked “not for re-sale”, was meant for government hospitals.
Spokesperson Sizwe Kupelo says the priest allegedly sold the Nestlé formula for R35 each.
More arrests are expected as the department extends its investigations to Dutywa.
Kupelo says the tragedy is that mothers sometimes get turned away from hospitals where they are supposed to get the formula for free.