They said reduction in the excise tariff would free some income, allowing them to expand production and create more jobs.
The soft drink giant reported a loss of $2.8 billion in the quarter ending December 31, compared with a $550 million profit in the year-ago period.
CCBA runs operations in South Africa, Namibia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Ghana, Mayotte and Comoros.
"We all know one of the biggest contributors to childhood obesity is sugary drinks."
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