Former head of state protocol Bruce Koloane has admitted he used then-president Jacob Zuma's name to pressure defence officials to authorise the landing of the Guptas private jet at Waterkloof Airforce Base.
That's despite on Monday telling the state capture inquiry he could not remember the conversation he had with the official.
However, he was later presented with audio recordings of the phone calls.
Overnight listening to these recordings, of course, his memory had suddenly been jolted and he confirmed everything in it.— Barry Bateman, Senior reporter - EWN
He has now admitted to name-dropping, that he abused the president's name.— Barry Bateman, Senior reporter - EWN
#StateCaptureInquiry Koloane: says he wanted to appear to the Indian High Commissioner to be efficient, he had good relations with him and wanted to appease him. BB— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) July 9, 2019
Koloane also admitted that he was never in direct communication with Zuma, the minister of transport, or the minister of defence over the landing.
Listen as Barry Bateman shares the latest from the state capture inquiry:
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