Alleged Gupta lieutenants Ace Magashule and Mosebenzi Zwane were aware of irregularities taking place in the Vrede dairy project but curiously allowed for substantial payments to be made towards the programme, the state capture commission heard on Monday.

DA Free State leader and agriculture & rural development committee member in the provincial legislature Roy Jankielsohn told the commission that Magashule, a former premier of the province and Zwane, a former agriculture MEC, opted to use “personal insults” against him and his party colleagues rather than attend to questions raised over the controversial project in the legislature...

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