The Democratic Alliance said Minister of
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Tina Joemat-Pettersson’s refusal to release
World Health Organisation for Animal Health reports places at risk the jobs of
thousands of farmworkers across South Africa.
The report contains reasons for the ban on
South African meat exports to the European Union.
DA MP of Agriculture, Forestry and
Fisheries Annette Steyn said the DA is concerned about the Minister’s refusal
to release the information.
Steyn added that what the Minister does not
know is that the growth rate of animal in SA is R 65 billion per anum and it
has a direct massive impact on 8.5 million people in the country and that are
depending directly on that income.
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