Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane told MPs her office would open a new case file to probe the role of politicians and individuals in the Estina dairy farm matter.
Mkhwebane told journalists after the meeting that former Free State premier, and current ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule and then provincial head of agriculture Mosebenzi Zwane will be looked at specifically.
She could not however probe the Gupta family, as they were private citizens and not elected public officials.
“I don’t have jurisdiction over private individuals, but we will have to investigate public officials and whether they are implicated or not.”
Mkhwebane said she decided to open the new case after being urged by the portfolio committee. Watch.
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