Findings into Estina Diary Farm riddled with irregularities: Public Protector

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Public Protector Advocate Busiswe Mkhwebane says her investigation has revealed numerous irregularities as well as elements of political interference in the controversial multimillion rand Estina Diary Farm matter.

The initial probe indicated that funds earmarked for the project by the Free State Agriculture Department ended up in the wrong hands, including companies linked to the Gupta family.

Over R200 million was set aside for the project to assist beneficiaries from poor communities in 2012.

Mkhwebane had to re-investigate the matter following the High Court ruling, setting aside her initial findings, for failing to hold politicians accountable among others.

Mkhwebane ordered that the remedial action must be implemented by the current Free State premier within 30 working days of receiving the report.

In the video below, Mkhwebane releases her findings: