Freedom Front Plus
Freedom Front Plus

Foot-and-mouth disease spreads in Limpopo

The FF Plus has noted with shock that the Department of Agriculture announced that the number of regions affected by foot-and-mouth disease in Limpopo have risen to 16.

In November last year, the FF Plus sent a letter to the MEC for Agriculture, Nanda Annah Ndalane, requesting an urgent meeting to discuss the matter. The party is still waiting for a response.

The outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in the province has had a great impact on the agricultural and economic sectors in Limpopo. But apparently, the MEC is indifferent. The FF Plus assumed that the Department would be interested in getting any form of help to curb the outbreak.

However, the Department's attitude means that there was no urgent nor sufficient action taken to curb the spread of the disease in 2019 and as a result, it spread even further in January 2020.

Once again, this proves that the ANC government has no political will to offer communities support or to take the necessary action during times of crises, like during the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease amid a severe drought.

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