Daybreak Farms sues top staff for 'defamation' over criticism of new board

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Chicken producer Daybreak Farms has lodged a R1 million defamation suit against its suspended CEO Boas Seruwe and five top staff members for allegedly making "false" and "unlawful" statements against it and its board. 

Four members of the chicken producer's board have joined the action as plaintiffs, including its chairperson Lerato Nage.

But one of the defendants says the summons is nothing but an attempt to silence legitimate criticism of the board.

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