The Public Protector says it is considering legal options – including a possible approach to the ConCourt – following the Pretoria High Court’s decision to set aside Estina Dairy Farm Project report.
Beneficiaries from the controversial Estina dairy farm project, are demanding a portion of the farm for grazing. They say they have not benefitted since the inception of the project.
The Free State government has vowed to take action against senior officials implicated in the multi-million rand dairy project in Vrede.
Estina sole Director Kamal Vasram has been granted bail of R100 000 in the Bloemfontein Regional Court. He is one of the eight people accused of looting more than R220 million of the Vrede dairy farm project.
The Free State government says it is still studying the Public Protector’s report on the Vrede Dairy Farm project.
President of labour federation SAFTU, Zwelinzima Vavi, says it’s a shame that the Vrede dairy farm in the Free State was used to benefit those who are politically connected, not the poorest of the poor.
The Assets Forfeiture Unit has moved swiftly to seize the controversial dairy Vrede farm in the Free State.
It emerged that the Hawks seized computer hard drives and important documents in their raid on the Free State Development Corporation in Bloemfontein. The Corporation’s premises were cordoned off and no one was allowed to enter or leave.
As attention shifts from SONA to Parliament’s reconfigured portfolio Committees, which will converge next week, questions are being asked about the capacity and the credibility of these crucial Committees in carrying out their jobs efficiently and effectively.
DA chief whip in Parliament, John Steenhuisen, says their request to have Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane removed from office should be the first item on the agenda of the Justice Committee; once constituted.