BLF opens murder case against Enterprise and Rainbow Chicken after Listeriosis outbreak

BLF opens murder case against Enterprise and Rainbow Chicken after Listeriosis outbreak

- BLF leader Andile Mngxitama will open cases of murder against Enterprise and Rainbow chicken after the Listeriosis outbreak

- 180 people have died from the diseases which was traced to 3 food production facilities

- Enterprise and Rainbow chicken has begun a nationwide recall of all their products which could be affected

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Black First Land First (BLF) leader Andile Mngxitama said his organisation would open cases of murder against Enterprise Foods and Rainbow Chicken. This as the Listeriosis outbreak grips the nation.

The controversial organisation made the announcement after the Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi revealed on Sunday that the disease had been traced to three production facilities belonging to the companies.

READ ALSO: Listeriosis outbreak: Everything you need to know and should do to keep safe

At least 180 people have died since January 2017 in what is believed to be the biggest and deadliest outbreak of Listeriosis ever recorded in the world.

Briefly.co.za gathered that BLF opened the cases at the Hillbrow police station earlier on Monday. BLF has also threatened further action against both companies.

“Dear South Africans; #enterprise has known its killing us since 14 February and did nothing. BLF to open murder cases today 12 pm Hillbrow police station,” Mngxitama tweeted.

“Actually #enterprise must be shut down! They knew for 18 days that they selling us poison and did f**ol! This is premeditated murder for profits. We must visit their head offices.”

Retail giants Pick n Pay, Spar, Shoprite and Woolworths confirmed that they had pulled Enterprise and Rainbow Chicken products from their shelves and assured the public that they had cleaned all the affected storage areas to stop cross-contamination.

Health experts have advised the public not to panic and say only those with a compromised immune system, the very young, very old and pregnant are susceptible to Listeriosis.

Doctors say the chances of a healthy person becoming sick even after eating affected meat is very low.

The department of health has advised South Africans to avoid polony, viennas, russians, and other ready-to-eat meats. The department said all such products should be placed in separate plastic packets and disposed of.

Fridges, knives, cutting-boards and meat slicers should be cleaned with diluted bleach.

READ ALSO: Land reform farce: 25 idle plots of land owned by government in Cape Town

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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