20.8.2019 09:13 pm
Despite his leadership role in the project, Peter Thabethe seemingly had little idea of what was happening on the farm.
It is unclear what expertise Indian dairy producer Paras brought to the Vrede dairy project.
The former NDPP says a Hawks officer was told by the advocate to find ‘dirt’ on him.
Trevor Mathenjwa says he realised he was insulted rather than complimented by the former Bosasa COO in a notorious audio clip.
The intended beneficiaries of the project have no legal recourse today because they were never added to a partnership agreement.
The witness says due diligence was not done because the company was found to be compliant, which was the requirement that was needed.
In a blog post, the EFF second-in-command says Ramaphosa has been ‘rented’ by white capital and the entire ANC has been captured.
‘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,
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.
Former agriculture department head Peter Thabethe conceded that a deviation from procurement protocol could lead to irregular expenditure.
The witness says that although he has been implicated, he is willing to assist the commission.
Former head of the Free State agriculture department Peter Thabethe takes the stand today.
‘The collateral damage that was done cannot be lost,’ says the axed NPA director’s lawyer.
The former Free State treasury deputy director-general testified she was pulled from a function to sign a cheque for R30 million, but refused.
A witness says the auction happened in 2011 and the trust that leased the municipal-owned farm was subsequently dissolved.
Witness says the then MEC may have joined the council meeting at some stage but does not have a clear recollection of this.