Till the cows come home: Vrede farmers won’t back down

25 July 2019 - 09:00 By AMIL UMRAW
Farmers in Vrede were promised jobs and skills through the R200m Estina project but got nothing.
Farmers in Vrede were promised jobs and skills through the R200m Estina project but got nothing.
Image: Alon Skuy

For years, the Free State government strung along small-scale farmers who hitched their dreams to the Estina Dairy Farm project – that was before it turned into a cash cow for corrupt politicians and Gupta family members.

And now the farmers have testified to the Zondo inquiry about receiving death threats as they fight to get what they were promised.


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