The witness says with strategic partners, the project can still be revitalised so the intended beneficiaries could gain.
A day before a R30 million government grant was paid into the company’s bank account, it had only R16.98 bank balance.
Since the start of the commission, inquiry chairperson Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has heard some startling testimony.
In late 2014, Nxasana conceded the only way he would step down is if they paid him out for the rest of his term, he testified.
This comes on the back of numerous criticisms and attacks on the judiciary by EFF leader Julius Malema.
The former head of the NPA was apparently willing to go to great lengths to reassure the then head of state that he wasn’t out to get him.

Jiba and Mrwebi ‘peddled misinformation’ to Zuma in plot to get rid of me – Nxasana

The former NDPP says a Hawks officer was told by the advocate to find ‘dirt’ on him.

Agrizzi in racism row after calling Bosasa director ‘Romeo’, allegedly after his pet monkey

Trevor Mathenjwa says he realised he was insulted rather than complimented by the former Bosasa COO in a notorious audio clip.

Estina dairy project’s intention was never realised, Zondo hears

The intended beneficiaries of the project have no legal recourse today because they were never added to a partnership agreement.

Due diligence not done on Estina, Zondo hears

The witness says due diligence was not done because the company was found to be compliant, which was the requirement that was needed.

‘Gupta capture’ has been misnamed ‘state capture’ – Shivambu

In a blog post, the EFF second-in-command says Ramaphosa has been ‘rented’ by white capital and the entire ANC has been captured.

Zondo commission: Taxpayers’ money wasted on trip to India

‘It was not easy to ask questions,’ former Free State agriculture HOD Thabethe said on why state money was spent on Ashok Nayaran, a private individual, travelling with him,

Free State agriculture HOD relied on ‘desktop research’ when planning Estina

The evidence leader at the state capture inquiry says it is unimaginable that a department of this magnitude would rely on this research to spend millions on a project.

Estina dairy project: Zondo commission explores procurement loopholes

Former agriculture department head Peter Thabethe conceded that a deviation from procurement protocol could lead to irregular expenditure.

Zondo grills former Free State department of agriculture HOD over Estina

The witness says that although he has been implicated, he is willing to assist the commission.

Zondo to grill high-profile Free State officials over Estina

Former head of the Free State agriculture department Peter Thabethe takes the stand today.

Jiba still reeling from Agrizzi’s ‘reputational damage’

‘The collateral damage that was done cannot be lost,’ says the axed NPA director’s lawyer.

I refused to sign irregular cheque for dairy farm, Zondo told

The former Free State treasury deputy director-general testified she was pulled from a function to sign a cheque for R30 million, but refused.

Zondo calls for probe into auctioning of municipal livestock, farming equipment

A witness says the auction happened in 2011 and the trust that leased the municipal-owned farm was subsequently dissolved.

Zwane did not present Vrede dairy project proposal at council meeting, Zondo hears

Witness says the then MEC may have joined the council meeting at some stage but does not have a clear recollection of this.

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