March 8, 2018 / 1:57 PM / in 4 months

South Africa health minister says will support listeria litigation

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa’s health minister said on Thursday the government would support any community intending court action over the world’s largest listeria outbreak that has killed 180 people since December.

Cold meat products are seen in a trolley after they were removed from the shelves of Pick n Pay Store in Johannesburg, South Africa, March 5, 2018. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

“Those members of the community who want to litigate, we will give them all the information... all the data, we’ll give all the expertise to litigate,” Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi told parliament.

Reporting by Wendell Roelf; Editing by Ed Stoddard

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