The democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane is roundly bemused and shocked that South African tax payers will be taken for a ride and milked heartlessly.

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane visited the controversial Vrede dairy farm project in the Free State on Wednesday.

Maimane promised residents that he would help them find justice for being excluded from the Gupta-linked farm initiative.

“This project – which saw the Guptas rake in R184 million – was aimed at empowering local residents and boosting provincial agriculture through the establishment of a large scale dairy farm. Instead‚ the only beneficiaries have been the Guptas and their business partners‚” Maimane said in a statement.