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Clear cases of money laundering – Hain

Publish date: 09 November 2017
Issue Number: 587
Diary: Legalbrief Forensic
Category: State capture

Former anti-apartheid campaigner-turned British politician Peter Hain says that there are clear cases of money laundering by agents of the South African state. Hain has been leading a campaign in the British Parliament and the House of Lords, to lobby for action against those responsible for state capture in SA. According to Eyewitness News, Hain said: ‘Money laundering is taking place. Billions of rand is being stolen out of the country and often recycled back.’ He's cited the scandal that came to light in the Free State, that saw money meant for an empowerment farming project diverted to pay for a lavish Gupta wedding. ‘The Vrede dairy farm corruption scandal was a classic case of the laundering, and poor black farmers were robbed from grants from government.’

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