The office of Free State premier Ace Magashule has said it is co-operating with the Hawks investigators, who were raiding his offices in Bloemfontein on Friday. “We would like to confirm that the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation‚ commonly known as the Hawks‚ have visited the offices of the premier‚” Magashule’s spokesperson Tiisetso Makhele said. “They were in a possession of a search and seizure warrant. They are looking for documents relating to the Vrede dairy farm project.” “The premier was not expected to be here as he is on another engagement. However‚ the director-general in the premier’s office‚ Kopung Ralikontsane‚ is assisting the team from the Hawks.” Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said the Hawks had been there since Friday morning. “We are targeting the office of the premier as well as the offices of the Department of Agriculture.” Mulaudzi said the raids were related to the Estina dairy farm project in Vrede‚ which is at the centre of the R22...

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