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Businessman Fana Hlongwane has told the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture that no ministerial post was offered to former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas during a meeting he attended at the Gupta's home in Saxonwold.
A press statement Gupta-linked Oakbay Investments issued, claiming that there was no meeting between former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas and businessman Fana Hlongwane at Saxonwold, contradicts the evidence of Duduzane Zuma, the state capture commission of inquiry has heard.
New allegations have surfaced about how the Guptas' PR firm was called upon to help rescue the image of the family and President Jacob Zuma
Absa will defend a legal bid by Fana Hlongwane, who is suing the bank for R7m after it closed his business bank accounts in 2013.
Ex-arms deal consultant Fana Hlongwane somehow had access to one of former public protector Thuli Madonsela’s official state capture investigation documents, before ever communicating with her office.
The alleged middleman in the multi-billion rand arms procurement deal of 1999 did not want his pictures published in the media, the Seriti Commission has heard.
Fana Hlongwane, who served as an arms consultant and adviser to late defence minister Joe Modise, will give evidence only next month, the Seriti Commission of Inquiry has heard.
Transnet is back in the spotlight at the state capture commission of inquiry and expert witness Alister Chabi is expected to take the stand.
Minister of Public Service and Administration Ayanda Dlodlo has been found to have breached the Code of Ethical Conduct and Disclosure of Members' Interests after she failed to disclose a 2015 trip to Dubai where she stayed in the luxurious Oberoi Hotel.
President Jacob Zuma’s son Duduzane Zuma and the controversial businessman Fana Hlongwane have written affidavits supporting Ajay Gupta’s claim that Mcebisi Jonas lied about the elder Gupta brother offering him the job of finance minister.
The Pretoria High Court has ruled that Absa acted in good faith when closing accounts of Fana Hlongwane, who allegedly acted as a middleman in South Africa's controversial arms deal.
The public protector will cross-examine Fana Hlongwane, who was involved in the arms deal, over allegations that the deputy finance minister lied about a Gupta job offer.
Fana Hlongwane, who served as an arms consultant and adviser to late defence minister Joe Modise, is expected to testify before the Seriti Commission of Inquiry.
Fana Hlongwane, who served as an arms consultant and adviser to late defence minister Joe Modise, is set to testify before the Seriti Commission of Inquiry.
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