It took Vice Zaev, the brother of Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, solid two hours to detail all the business holdings he is involved in, at the slander trial he initiated against DPNE VP Aleksandar Nikoloski.
Nikoloski publicly called Vice Zaev out over the suspicious way in which his business empire is growing under his brother’s junta, and accused him of getting involved with the businesses of former security chief Saso Mijalkov, who was expelled from the DPNE during the campaign to pressure members of Parliament to vote for the name change.
Vice Zaev took offense at Nikoloski’s comments about his business empire and took him to court. There, the “Viceto” acknowledged that he runs two companies – Total Engineering and Total Electric, and holds shares in two Strumica based companies. He’s involved in construction, but is also a major marijuana producer, entering the business shortly after the growing of this narcotic was legalized by his brother.
Vice Zaev himself admitted that he owns multiple companies and has a stake in many other companies. He acknowledged that he deals with medical marijuana, with construction companies, and he also acknowledged that his business is rapidly growing. This allows me to say that he is becoming the main business factor in the country, Nikoloski said.
After leaving Court, Vice Zaev sent out a threat to all politicians and journalists that they should “be careful what they say” and not discuss his businesses in public.