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South African ambassador to Netherlands Bruce Koloane has resigned after being recalled by the department of International Relations and Cooperation over his testimony at the state capture commission.
A year on, the state capture commission of inquiry is still top of mind for many South Africans as witnesses continue to share damning allegations.
Major Thabo Ntshisi has denied that he approved the Gupta aircraft landing at Waterkloof in 2013 as a means to gain favour with former head of state protocol Bruce Koloane for a job he wanted.
The former chief of state protocol, Bruce Koloane, says he abused the powers of his office in order to facilitate the Gupta Waterkloof landing in 2013, but he did not have control of diplomatic channels.
SA ambassador to the Netherlands, Bruce Koloane, has wrapped up his testimony at the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture, related to the Guptas' plane landing at Waterkloof Air Force Base.
The state capture commission of inquiry is expected to continue to hear further testimony from SA ambassador to the Netherlands, Bruce Koloane, who was the chief of state protocol at the time of the so-called Waterkloof landing.
Former department of international relations and cooperation director-general Jerry Matjila says he became aware of the Gupta Waterkloof air for base landing only after the family's plane had touched down.
Former chief of state protocol Bruce Koloane, who is now South Africa's ambassador to the Netherlands, told the state capture commission of inquiry he had no authority to approve the landing of the Gupta aircraft at Waterkloof air force base.
The chief of South African Air Force, Lieutenant General Fabian Msimang told the commission of inquiry into state capture on Thursday that despite Major Thabo Ntshisi being implicated in the infamous Gupta Waterkloof landing, he was always going to be promoted.
Dirco senior foreign affairs assistant William Matjila has told the Zondo commission that he started to realise there were irregularities surrounding the 2013 Gupta's Waterkloof landing when he did not receive the required diplomatic correspondence.
Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Candith Mashego-Dlamini says the department is waiting for the report by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo into allegations of state capture before dealing with controversial Ambassador Bruce Koloane.
The DA wants South Africa's ambassador to the Netherlands, Bruce Koloane, to be recalled after his 'incriminating testimony' at the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture.
Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Naledi Pandor says she intends to have a discussion with President Cyril Ramaphosa about the suitability of Bruce Koloane's ambassadorship to the Netherlands in light of testimony at the state capture commission of inquiry.
Former head of state protocol Bruce Koloane says he has never apologised to former president Jacob Zuma and two ministers for using their names to facilitate the Gupta Waterkloof landing in 2013.
Former head of state protocol Bruce Koloane has admitted that he "name dropped" to pressure on officials to expedite the processing of the flight clearance request for the Gupta aircraft landing at the Waterkloof air force base in 2013.
Former chief of state protocol Bruce Koloane says the final report into the Gupta Waterkloof landing in 2013 "smells fishy".
The judicial commission of inquiry into state capture has heard testimony from SA ambassador to the Netherlands, Bruce Koloane, who was chief of state protocol at the time of the Guptas' plane landing at Waterkloof Air Force Base.
Ambassador Bruce Koloane - the only person to be charged for the Waterkloof landing - is expected to take the stand at the Zondo commission of inquiry. His testimony could lift the lid on state capture.
While witnesses at the state capture inquiry have been flip-flopping around whether they received a proper, or any, note-verbale, which would have seemingly allowed the Guptas to land their commercial aircraft at Waterkloof military base, a senior department official has thrown this argument out the window.
"Name dropping" has cropped up numerous times at the state capture commission of inquiry, mainly relating to the country's former "Number 1", Jacob Zuma.
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