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Farmer tells of plot to murder him and the Hawks' inaction

24 July 2019 1:56 PM
Tags:
state capture inquiry
Advocate Busiswe Mkhwebane
estina dairy farm project

EWN reporter Barry Bateman unpacks Makhosini Dhlamini's testimony about the Estina farm project at the state capture inquiry.

An intended beneficiary of Estina dairy farm project, Makhosini Dhlamini, is giving testimony at the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture on Wednesday.

He related the story of a plot to have him killed and how the Hawks did not act on the evidence he had provided.

Dhlamini has told the commission that the farmers do not trust Public Protector advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane because he feels that they were excluded in the initial investigation of the project.

RELATED: 'Public Protector is protector of something, but not protector of the public'

Clement Manyathela on the Xolani Gwala Show speaks EWN reporter Barry Bateman who is following the inquiry.

Dhlamini speaks for the community when he says that they do not trust the Public Protector. He says this because when she came out with the report on the Estina dairy farm project, they had not been consulted. Mkhwebane's report was set aside by the Pretoria High Court.

Barry Bateman, Reporter - EWN

He says that it is because of this that the community has lost trust in the Public Protector and they felt that they have been sidelined despite being the core affected group.

Barry Bateman, Reporter - EWN

Bateman says Dhlamini told the commission that people who were speaking out against corruption were murdered in the area.

He went into details of how his life is threatened and he says he has a video [to prove this]. He told the commission about this video where two men are heard talking and his name comes up and the person in the video volunteers to have him murdered. He says he reported the video to the Hawks, but nothing has been done.

Barry Bateman, Reporter - EWN

Listen below to Bateman's full report:


24 July 2019 1:56 PM
Tags:
state capture inquiry
Advocate Busiswe Mkhwebane
estina dairy farm project

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