Fana ‘Styles’ Hlongwane does appear to like blue, but little else is known about the elusive ‘fixer’.
The commission of inquiry had previously heard that the former premier became a ‘blesser to many’ through money his office allegedly sourced from business people.
According to previous testimony, the former staffer had acted on behalf of the former premier to source funds from a late businessman who had scored a tender in the province.
The businessman says the meeting was convened to discuss a rumour circulating at the time that Jonas was saying Hlongwane was blackmailing him.
Evidence to this effect is contained in a damning new document, which sheds new light on the links.
According to former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas, Hlongwane was present at the meeting held at the Gupta residence where Jonas was offered a ministerial position.

Ex-minister Baloyi ‘would be shocked if due processes not followed in Manyi, Maseko transfers’

The former minister says it would be a shock to learn that a memorandum was not tabled in a Cabinet meeting on the transfers of the two former DGS.

Oliphant tells Zondo she did not discuss Manyi’s transfer to GCIS with Zuma

The former minister of labour says she was not informed that he would be transferred to GCIS.

Gwede Mantashe granted leave to cross-examine Agrizzi at Zondo commission

Ranjeni Munusamy was also granted leave to give evidence and to cross-examine ex-crime intelligence member Colonel Dhanajaya Naidoo.

Mildred Oliphant to testify at Zondo Commission

The former minister is expected to give testimony relating to the 2011 decision to withdraw Mzwanele Manyi’s termination as DG in the labour department, which resulted in him being transferred to the GCIS.

Less attention paid to profitability of Transnet’s controversial locomotive contract, Zondo hears

The witness says that in the memo handed to the board, there seemed to have been an over-emphasis on the estimated total costs over the profits.

Ajay Gupta wanted 90% of shares in ICT for free, Zondo told

‘The Gupta brother said they aren’t greedy, it’s just that there are too many of them that will be sharing the percentage,’ former domestic head of intelligence, Gibson Njenje, said.

Cwele said if we probe the Guptas, we’ll be probing Zuma – Njenje

Mo Shaik, who had also given evidence at the commission, testified the meeting was ‘confrontational’, adding he had ‘never seen Njenje so upset’.

Shaik tells Zondo commission Nene’s nomination to Brics bank did not make sense

The witness also told the commission that he was of the view that South Africa did not understand how the bank would work.

‘Zuma laughed’ when Shaik told him he was angry at Cwele

Mo Shaik says he was incensed that the then state security minister had the audacity to offer him an ambassadorial post.

Moyane gets his bout against Gordhan, but it could backfire

Moyane gets his bout against Gordhan, but it could backfire

Gordhan welcomed the news, and noted that he too would be applying to cross-examine Moyane.

Ex-minister Cwele’s bid to stop SSA probe of Guptas was illegal – Shaik

It seemed to me that the minister did not want this investigation to happen and the meeting was incredibly tense, Shaik concluded.

There shouldn’t be a state security minister at all, says Mo Shaik

According to the former spy boss, state security services have been systematically undermined in recent years.

Moyane to cross-examine Gordhan at Zondo commission

Moyane will only be able to ask the minister certain questions, relating to the former Sars boss’ motives for laying charges against him.

Democracy itself questioned at Zondo commission

Following an exchange at the state capture inquiry, an analyst says the country should start thinking of more than just a mix of the proportional representation and constituency electoral systems.

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