Latest articles on Estina Farm

Estina-linked politicians brought into Zondo commission’s crosshairs

Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo criticised those in government who have withheld evidence related to state capture

Zondo commission: There is a culture of fear in the Free State govt

While giving evidence on the Vrede Dairy saga, Roy Jankielsohn said officials who speak out against malfeasance could end up dead

Mkhwebane’s Vrede report ruled ‘unconstitutional’ and ‘invalid’

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s report on the Vrede dairy project has been set aside and declared as unconstitutional and invalid

NPA to provisionally withdraw charges in Estina case

The high-profile state capture case which was expected to resume on December 4 has been dropped

Vrede: Court hears Public Protector ‘acted incompetently’

Casac argues the report did not include findings relating to the "high-level politicians that played a central role in the project"

Of secret plots to curry f(l)avour

Was that Maharani meeting about spices? And how does a kid get his gaming ban lifted?

How Home Affairs was Gupta’d

Ashu Chawla’s whereabouts remain unknown and the explanation his lawyer has given to MPs eagerly anticipating his testimony is suspicious

I didn’t plot against Cyril, says Ace

But the ANC’s secretary general said he would never give up on former president Jacob Zuma

State granted lengthy postponement in Estina dairy farm case

Free State National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Phaladi Shuping said the case had been postponed to December 4

Estina trial adjourned, magistrate set to decide on lengthy postponement

They were arrested and charged with fraud, theft, conspiracy to commit fraud and theft as well as contravening several Acts

Dirco confirms arrest of SA businessman in Dubai after Gupta video

The department was not able to give further details on the nature of the charge or when Van Pletzen would appear in court.

Gupta brothers dodge another tax deadline in India

​The Gupta brothers have been granted another extension for their appearance before Indian tax authorities on charges of money laundering and tax

Estina arrests not due to change in political winds – Hawks head

For the third week running,General Yolisa Matakata was quizzed about the Gupta-related scam in Parliament when she appeared before Scopa

Abrahams accused of putting Estina case “on ice”

Parliament is challenging Shaun Abrahams and his team to explain why the investigation into the Estina farm was not expedited

Public Protector admits to leaving out information from Vrede report

Mkhwebane says the report focused on “totally different issues”, maintaining that the probe had to be confined to the complaint that was raised.

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ConCourt asked to rule that Zuma must testify for 10 days next year

It is Zondo's legal end game and will leave the former president, his supporters and those implicated in state capture to increasingly play fast and loose at imputing political motive to the commission

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Athandiwe Saba talked to the Special Investigating Unit’s Andy Mothibi about its caseload, including 1 000 Covid contracts

FNB dragged into bribery claims

Allegations of bribery against the bank’s chief executive, Jacques Celliers, thrown up in a separate court case

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