Tiger Brands chair Khotso Mokhele has defended the company’s decision to appoint as its new CEO one of the executives who was embroiled in its previous big scandal a decade ago, before the 2018 listeriosis  outbreak that killed more than 200 people.

The continent’s biggest packaged-food company said on Wednesday it had promoted CFO Noel Doyle to replace Lawrence Mac Dougall, who will retire on Friday after reaching the company’s mandatory retirement age.

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