South African Ombud's Probe into Gupta-Linked Dairy Ruled Invalid

The Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has ruled that Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane failed in her duties to investigate and report on the Vrede dairy project in the Free State. Gifted to Estina in 2013 under a free 99-year lease by the provincial agriculture department, the farm has been one of the most scandalous transactions between the Guptas and a government entity, writes News24. The #GuptaLeaks revealed in 2018 how at least R30 million paid to the Guptas via the farm ended up funding the family's lavish Sun City wedding in 2013.

Top: Pretoria High Court. Bottom-left: Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane. Bottom-right: Cows.

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