Company that gifted cattle to Zuma refuses to give info about tenders

Company that gifted cattle to Zuma refuses to give info about tenders

- A company which allegedly gace Jacob Zuma cattle has refused to provide information about its contracts with the North West provincial government

- The gift to the former president was reportedly arranged by former North West premier, Supra Mahumapelo

- The Department of Agriculture is now taking legal action against the company, AgriDelight, to force them to provide these details

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A company which allegedly gave Jacob Zuma cattle has refused to reveal information about the contracts it has with the North West provincial government.

The company, AgriDelight, reportedly has over R600 million worth of contracts with the province.

AgriDelight is alleged to have given Zuma a gift of cattle at the request of Supra Mahumepelo, who was North West premier at the time.

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The company gifted the former president 24 cows and a bull, Briefly.co.za has gathered. The company spent R500 000 on the cattle, while the North West provincial government is said to have contributed R1.5 million to facilitate the deal. 

Mahumepelo allegedly facilitated the transaction and instructed AgriDelight to deliver the cattle to Zuma's Nkandla residence, according to News24. 

In 2018, the Hawks announced that they were investigating this cattle "gift". Mahumapelo, however, denied knowing about the transaction.

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Now, the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development says it made several requests to AgriDelight to provide more details of their contracts with the province. AgriDelight, however, has not complied. 

As a result, the department is taking legal action to force AgriDelight to provide a full report on the contracts. 

This was confirmed by Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Affairs Minister Thoko Didiza in a response to a question from DA MP Noko Masipa.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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