Swiss food giant Nestle has been shamed into ceasing trading with Robert Mugabe’s wife.

The company had been secretly buying milk from a farm seized from its white owners by Robert Mugabe’s thugs in 2003, with the owner being paid around 10% of its value, and given to Grace Mugabe. The revelations were published in the Sunday Telegraph on September 27, and four days after the bad publicity Nestle announced that it would no longer trade with the Mugabes.

The Swiss giant has a track record for questionable ethics, based on allegations that it improperly promoted its formula milk in the Third World, an aspect that has led to consumer boycotts of its products in the West.

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