I didn’t let the Guptas land and Zuma didn’t push me: Koloane

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I didn’t let the Guptas land and Zuma didn’t push me: Koloane

Instead he blames the debacle on crossed wires as he gives evidence to the state capture probe

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Former head of state protocol Bruce Koloane has denied that he was under pressure by “Number One” – former president Jacob  Zuma – to allow the Gupta family to land a privately chartered airplane at the Waterkloof Air Force Base in April 2013.

Answering questions at the state capture inquiry on Monday, Koloane also denied any wrongdoing on his part and criticised a report by director-generals of the justice cluster that implicates him directly in instructing senior officials at the air force base to allow the plane to land.

The Gupta family landed about 80 foreign guests destined for their lavish Sun City wedding at the restricted military base – an incident which possibly for the first time showed the family’s influence over the state...

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