Meeting set to outline impact of foot and mouth disease in Limpopo

Several of South Africa's neighbours have stopped importing meat as a precautionary measure.

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JOHANNESBURG - The impact of a foot and mouth disease outbreak in Limpopo will be laid bare at a meeting of government and agriculture groups on Monday.

Several of South Africa's neighbours have stopped importing meat as a precautionary measure.

The Agriculture Department's Khaye Nkwanyana: "The sector, especially those who are importing red meat, has suffered a huge blow because many countries have decided to ban our meat and as a consequence of that the sector is severely suffering, so it has been important for the minister to meet with the top owners."