Wednesday, 20 November 2019 09:38

The National Director of Public Prosecutions, Adv Shamila Batohi, and NPA head of Investigative Directorate, Adv Hermione Cronje, are ready to prosecute those who were involved in the theft of more R250 million at Estina Dairy Farm.

The project in Vrede,Free State was intended to see black emerging farmers receive five cows each as part of an empowerment scheme.

Batohi and Cronje made these revelations during a round table discussion with the media at their headquarters in Pretoria.

According to IOL, on Monday Cronje, who is responsible for all state capture related cases revealed that her unit - which includes highly experienced Hawks investigators and various private forensic investigators - has gathered enough evidence to reinstate the charges against some of the accused and possibly new suspects.

"We are waiting for the last piece of evidence from the United Arab Emirates before we can enrol the case in court," Cronje said at a round table discussion with the media at the NPA's headquarters in Pretoria.

Batohi has also indicated that some state capture-related cases would be reinstated as Cronje's unit had gathered enough evidence and she revealed that she would also declassify documents that could ultimately lead to the prosecution of former crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli.