MoA in ‘lawsuit’ threat over FMD livestock culling

Concerned farmer Pius Malikongwa PIC -Lesedi Mkhutshwa
Concerned farmer Pius Malikongwa PIC -Lesedi Mkhutshwa

FRANCISTOWN: The Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) faces a possible lawsuit from anguished farmers over its plan to cull cloven-hoofed animals infected by the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in Zone 6(b) in North East District (NED).

This came to the fore during a press conference that MoA’s assistant minister Molebatsi Molebatsi and other senior ranking government officials addressed recently at Thapama Hotel. The MoA detected the FMD which also infects goats, sheep, pigs and wildlife in Butale village on August 22.

Currently, Molebatsi said FMD clinical tests show that the disease is still localised in Zone 6(b), particularly in the villages north of Bisoli Ranch namely Jackalas 1, Ramokgwebana, Tsamaya, Tshesebe, Butale, Senyawe, Siviya, and Mabuzane.

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