Public Protector looks into the role of politicians in the Vrede Integrated Dairy Project
Public Protector Adv. Busisiwe Mkhwebane has decided to investigate the involvement or role of some political figures in the Vrede Integrated Dairy Project as requested by the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services on 17 April 2018.
The investigation will focus on the role the politicians played in the project. It will seek to establish if there was any relationship between the politicians and the service providers appointed to implement the project and whether the beneficiaries of the project suffered any prejudice.
“We are not reopening the old investigation,” said Adv. Mkhwebane. “This is a new investigation which has nothing to do with the report that has already been issued as the allegations that formed the basis of that particular matter were finalized.”