Vrede Dairy farm accused back in court

JOHANNESBURG - The eight people implicated in the Vrede Dairy Farm scandal will be back in court on Friday.

The accused include Varun Gupta‚ Ashua Chawla‚ Kamal Vasram‚ Ronica Ragavan‚ and Nazeem Howa, who all worked for the Gupta family.

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Free State agriculture department officials Peter Thebetha‚ Takisi Janki Masiteng and Mineral Resources Department Chief of Staff Sylvia Dlamini are also among the group.

They all face a string of charges ranging from fraud and theft to corruption and money laundering.