Hemp farm bust done behind my back- Ralotsia

Ralotsia PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Ralotsia PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Former Minister of Agriculture, Patrick Ralotsia says the withdrawal of an exemption he had granted allowing a South African producer to grow hemp in Kanngwe was done without his knowledge even though he was still heading the ministry at the time.  

Ralotsia who granted the company, Fresh Standard, the exemption to grow the industrial plant and offered his farm for the crop, said he was not informed about the withdrawal. 

According to High Court documents filed in a case in which Fresh Standard is suing government over the matter, the withdrawal of exemption was made on March 29, 2019 while Ralotsia was still a minister.

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