Zimbabwe suspends South African livestock imports after foot and mouth outbreak

Cattle are herded in Cato Ridge, South Africa, July 28, 2019. REUTERS/Rogan WardHARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe has suspended imports of livestock and meat from South Africa for the second time this year after an outbreak of foot and mouth in the north of the country, the agriculture ministry said on Friday. In January, Zimbabwe joined Botswana and the Kingdom of eSwatini, formerly Swaziland, in suspending meat imports from South Africa while following the outbreak of the highly contagious foot and mouth disease. The agriculture ministry said in a statement that it had been notified by South…

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