2005-08-13 09:45:10

Church Aid to Zimbabwe? No Thanks!

(12 aug 2005 RV) The Zimbabwean government has refused entry to humanitarian aid provided by the South African Council of Churches, (SACC), unless it can prove that maize in the consignment has not been genetically-modified. Earlier this week, a shipment was still being held in trucks at a warehouse in Johannesburg.
The consignment should have left for Zimbabwe last week but Zimbabwean authorities refused to issue clearance permits unless the SACC furnished proof that the maize was not genetically modified.
The consignment consists mainly of blankets, cooking oil, beans and maize for the 700,000 victims made homeless by the government's Drive Out Trash slum demolition programme.
Earlier we spoke to Ron Steel of the SACC.

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