vacancies eaBaby formula saga spills over

He said a comment would be made after judgment in the matter involving a Queenstown priest, Edward Tsatsaert, 67, who received R5000 bail last Tuesday.

Eastern Cape Roman Catholic Church vicar-general Father Heinrich Schöder who earlier demanded an apology from the Department of Health, declined to comment.

Nestlé is contracted to the Department of Health to provide baby formula to health cilities, which is then distributed free.

The provincial health department has maintained that Nestlé breached the terms of the contract by selling a free state product.

Father Heinrich

You and Nestle need to wake up.

Kupelo said it was stated in the contract that "the winning bidder", in this case, Nestlé, should brand the state product.

But Nestlé spokesman Ravi Pillay said: "… Nestlé South Africa would like to clarify that items supplied to healthcare cilities and institutions with wording State use only – not for sale is a preference and not an obligation of the contract," referring to the terms of Nestlés contract with Treasury worth R20-million.

"But Nestlé spokesman Ravi Pillay said: "… Nestlé South Africa would like to clarify that items supplied to healthcare cilities and institutions with wording State use only – not for sale is a preference and not an obligation of the contract,""

"We have a product that is supposedly ours sold elsewhere and that puts us in an awkward position in terms of monitoring that it does not end up in the hands of unscrupulous people."

vacancies eaBaby formula saga spills over,Police and health officials swooped in on a number of churches two weeks ago and confiscated baby formula worth about R91000 in Cofimvaba, 1400 tins in Queenstown and more than 1600 tins in Dutywa.

Mr Pillay, wait till this story gets to HQ in Switzerland – I think your contract/employment with Nestle will be history.

Do not be intimidated by the ANC Eastern Cape chaotic Health Dept and the corruption taking place here

Treasury spokesman Lindani Mbunyuza said her department would not be able to comment on whether the contract had been breached by Nestlé.

But provincial health department spokesman Sizwe Kupelo said the departments position remained the same.

"The programme is a well-intended social responsibility initiative aimed at assivacancies eastern cape department of healthsting non-governmental organisations to access innt [baby] formula at a reduced price for orphans and other vulnerable children."

The saga over baby formula continues in the Eastern Cape with Nestlé claiming it was within its rights to sell the milk to churches.

He would only say Nestlé was "extremely concerned" about the current situation of the Nestlé Orphans and Vulnerable Children Assistance Programme and was in talks with authorities in the Eastern Cape to fully understand the situation.

"Contrary to the church claims, the state has not iled to provide service to the poor. How do you [churches] sell the same baby formula that is provided free of charge to the poor?"

Dear Ravi Pillay – this is the stupidest thing I have heard in a longvacancies eaBaby formula saga spills over time.

Pillay said the contract had stated it was "preferred" for the baby formula to be branded "Not for Resale", but would, however, not comment on the agreement between Nestlé and churches.

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