Minister of Mineral Resources Mosebenzi Zwane told Parliament on Wednesday that beleaguered auditing firm KPMG did not raise any concerns about impropriety related to a dairy farm project in Vrede which he initiated during his time as Free State MEC for agriculture. Zwane has been placed at the centre of the state capture storm embroiling government. Among other things, the leaks hinted that Zwane’s relationship with the Gupta family predated his deployment to national government and that it was the influence of the Guptas which paved the way for him to become minister. It was also alleged that the Guptas bankrolled a trip to India for Zwane during his time as a Free State MEC. The minister faced tough questions on matters including his overseas travels, the businesspeople he knew personally, the Vrede dairy farm project which he initiated as Free State agriculture MEC and the circumstances under which his CV was sent to the Gupta family before his appointment as minister. Zwane sid...

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