Bruce Koloane admits using Zuma's name for Gupta Waterkloof landing

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

Koloane also admitted that he was never in direct communication with Zuma, the minister of transport, or the minister of defence over the landing.

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