Johannesburg - The former Free State agriculture department head is expected to face more tough questions at the Zondo commission regarding the Vrede dairy farm project.
Peter Thabethe took the stand on Thursday.
He faced questions regarding the Vrede project and why an Indian company was chosen to assist the project in Vrede.
Thabethe was asked about the creation of the project which at first involved a partnership with a company called Paras Dairy, which is based in India. He said he did “desktop research” on the best dairy producing companies around the world. He said they settled with Paras because the company was run in a similar environment like South Africa.
He insisted that the decision to choose India’s, Paras Dairy, was the best.
Commission chair deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo did not seem convinced by Thabethe’s reasoning why Paras was chosen.
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