Zimbabwe reviews ban on SA livestock imports

By ZBC Reporter
ZIMBABWE is considering lifting the suspension of livestock imports from South Africa following progress made by the neighbouring country in dealing with foot and mouth disease outbreak.
Government had suspended the importation of live cattle, goats, sheep, pigs and livestock products from South Africa following a foot and mouth disease outbreak in the neighbouring country.
Chief Director in the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement, Dr Josephat Nyika says an assessment report from South Africa is likely to pave way for the lifting of the suspension.
“We are monitoring the situation and after that, we will produce a progress report which will enable us to make informed decisions,” said Nyika.
Zimbabwe imports livestock from South Africa for breeding purposes, and meat products for consumption.