Koloane's testimony could reveal much about Guptas and state capture

Koloane's testimony could reveal much about Guptas and state capture

- Bruce Koloane is currently testifying before the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture

- Koloane was charged in relation to the Guptas' 2013 Waterkloof Air Force Base landing

- This has led to speculation that Koloane may reveal details of what exactly took place that day

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Bruce Koloane, who served as chief of state protocol when the Guptas made their controversial 2013 landing at Waterkloof Air Force Base, is currently testifying before the Zondo Commission.

Although the landing allegedly took place with the permission of then-president Jacob Zuma, Koloane was the only person held responsible for the incident.

Koloane's testimony is highly-anticipated, as it is expected to shed light on what really took place on the day of the landing.

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The Guptas landed roughly 200 guests at the Air Force - in violation of protocol - so that they could attend a wedding at Sun City. 

For the landing, Koloane was charged for violating the military code and lost his position as chief of state protocol, Briefly.co.za has gathered. However, he retains a government position, currently holding the post of ambassador to the Netherlands.

While Koloane has made some revelations already today the Commission it is not yet known exactly what he will disclose. This is because Koloane has not submitted a formal written statement. Rather, he will be answering questions put to him by one of the Commission's lawyers, according to News24.

Additionally, some speculate that Koloane may finally reveal whether or not he was a "fall guy" for Jacob Zuma. Zuma's involvement in the landing has never been proven, however, nor have Koloane's links to Zuma.

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However, News24 confirmed in 2017 that Koloane and the Guptas had close ties. This suggests that Koloane may finally provide insight into how the Guptas managed to flout protocols on that day in 2013 and make their infamous landing.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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