The Office of the Free State Premier Ace Magashule has declined to comment on the latest controversy surrounding him.

News 24 has reported that Magashule, who’s also ANC secretary general, has helped his daughter, Thoko Malembe, to secure a lucrative property deal with the Free State Development Corporation.

The deal has reportedly earned Malembe R9 million.

Magashule’s spokesperson Tiisetso Makhele refused to comment except to say the outgoing premier of the Free State was not involved in procurement processes.

Earlier this week, an analyst described the Hawks raid conducted at Ace Magashule’s offices as a blow to the outgoing premier.

The raid was extended to the offices of the Agriculture Department in Bloemfontein on Friday.

The raids are connected to the controversial Estina Dairy Farm project in Vrede.

More than R220-million meant for the project has been paid to companies linked to the politically-connected Gupta family.