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New NDPP has work cut out for her after NPA provisionally withdraws Estina case

4 December 2018 4:24 PM
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The NPA withdrew the case when all of the accused appeared in the Bloemfontein Magistrates Court on Tuesday morning.

Ajay Gupta says he doesn't believe that the Estina dairy farm matter "will ever see the light of day again" after the case was provisionally withdrawn.

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) officially withdrew the case when all of the accused appeared in the Bloemfontein Magistrates Court on Tuesday morning.

Read: NPA was right to provisionally withdraw charges in Estina Farm saga - OUTA

Tiso Blackstar's Karyn Maughan reports that the Gupta family is now considering it's legal options after being implicated in fraud allegations linked to the Estina Dairy Farm project.

Maughan attended court proceeding and says there has been talks of a potential malicious prosecution suit against the State.

Read also: Journos join the dots: Estina suspects, 'Zupta empire' and state capture in SA

Ajay Gupta is adamant that there is no evidence linking his controversial family to the Estina scam, Maughan says.

Maughan also commented on the appointment of Advocate Shamila Batohi to head the NPA and the challenges that lie ahead of her.

After the case was withdrawn, Ajay Gupta said he doesn't believe that prosecution will ever see the light of day again.

Karyn Maughan, legal reporter at Tiso Blackstar

There has been talk of a potential malicious prosecution suit.

Karyn Maughan, legal reporter at Tiso Blackstar

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This article first appeared on CapeTalk : New NDPP has work cut out for her after NPA provisionally withdraws Estina case


4 December 2018 4:24 PM
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Estina dairy farm
Shamila Batohi

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