Former Chief of state protocol, SA Ambassador to the Netherlands, Bruce Koloane has conceded to name dropping to exert pressure during the controversial Waterkloof Airforce Base (AFB) landing of the Gupta private Jet.


Koloane told the State Capture Commission of Inquiry that using the names of former President, Jacob Zuma, former Transport Minister, Ben Martins, and Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, was an error in judgment.


“By my own admission that I erred, it was an error of judgment in wrongfully using the names of the former Transport Minister, Ben Martins and Defence Minister [Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula] and former President [Jacob Zuma] in the statement that I made to try and exert pressure to the officials who were supposed to facilitate the processing of the flight clearance,” adds Koloane.