Company Nestle closes a factory in Zimbabwe, complaining about pressure from local authorities to buy milk from certain producers.
Recall that in October Nestle stopped purchasing milk from the farm of Grace, wife of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe.
However, after that, the company began to experience pressure from government agencies and the police. At least two of her managers were detained and questioned.
“Because in such circumstances the normal activities and safety of the employees are no longer guaranteed, Nestle decided to temporarily shut down the plant,” the company said.
In October, human rights activists called for a food boycott Nestle, accusing that of collaborating with the farm Gushungo Dairy Estate and seven other partners. The explanation is simple - after the creative land reforms of President Mugabe, the farm was taken away from the white owners and it somehow came into the possession of his wife.
In general, Mugabe is a rather odious figure, distinguished by selfless hatred of whites. His reforms - that is, the genocide of the white population and their sympathizers - led to the destruction of the country's economy, which now, more than ever, needs fresh investments.
Mrs Mugabe is one of the first Zimbabweans on the list of international sanctions. On the same list are her husband and dozens of local officials. In particular, the assets of the “reformers” have been frozen in the USA, the EU, and Switzerland, and they are prohibited from entering the territory of these countries.
Nestle is a fairly well-known company, therefore, after the shutdown of its plant, the investment attractiveness of the country is unlikely to increase.