Have you seen Hlongwane?

2011-06-18 18:44

City Press urgently needs to get in touch with arms dealer and consultant Fana Hlongwane.

Hlongwane (52), is believed to be spending most of his time in Hyde Park, Johannesburg, where he lives, in what has been described as a “Playboy mansion”. He also has property in Zimbali, KwaZulu-Natal.

Swedish arms manufacturer Saab revealed this week that an employee of its partner in the South African arms deal – BAE Systems from Britain – paid Hlongwane R24 million while he was employed by former defence minister Joe Modise as his adviser.

At the same time Hlongwane acted as a consultant to BAE/Saab.

BAE/Saab supplied South Africa with 26 Gripen ­fighter jets at a cost of R30 billion.

Saab’s revelations followed the publication in the Swedish media of a contract between Hlongwane Consulting – one of his companies – and a joint venture between BAE and Saab called Sanip.

City Press called Hlongwane on his cellphone to ask why he was paid R24 million by the successful arms bidder; what services he provided as consultant to BAE/Saab and why he believed wearing two hats then didn’t constitute a conflict of interest.

Hlongwane didn’t answer his phone or respond to our messages.

If you know his whereabouts or how we can get hold of him to ask him these questions, email adriaan.basson@citypress.co.za or fax to 011 713 9966. 

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