Guptagate fall guy gets plum post

Cape Town - Former chief of state protocol Bruce Koloane, who took the fall for the Guptagate saga, has been rewarded with a diplomatic posting to a key European position.

According to the Sunday Independent, Koloane has landed a diplomatic posting in the Netherlands and leaves the country next week.

The report states that Koloane has been nominated as an ambassador to The Hague.

This comes after he was demoted to liaison officer late last year following the Guptagate debacle where he accepted blame for the illegal landing of a private aircraft at the Waterkloof Air Force Base in Pretoria last April.

The plane was ferrying guests from India to the wedding of a Gupta family member at Sun City.

In August last year, Koloane pleaded guilty to all charges relating to his involvement in authorising the controversial landing of the jet.

According to a report in August last year, Koloane was fingered by a government probe into the saga as central to the scandal that saw the politically-connected Gupta family illegally landing a private jet carrying their wedding guests at the strategic air force base.

The saga sparked a national outcry, with parties demanding answers from the presidency and for heads to roll.

- News24
Simon Ramapuputla 2014-08-17 10:28:33 AM
The Zuma style neh. I want to be a fall guy as well.
Gerhard Labuschagne 2014-08-17 10:29:36 AM
Surprised anyone?
BrandonFaber 2014-08-17 10:31:33 AM
Okes in government must think we are really stupid.
Muridana 2014-08-17 10:31:43 AM
Only in South Africa ja neh
Utopian Indigent 2014-08-17 10:32:17 AM
I wonder what the Nkandla architect will get for taking the blame for another of a thousands glaring cases of evil corruption? Linds & other cronies either you are blind OR corrupt because this government is obviously completely out of control. And it is not that strange because democracy does not work anywhere in the world if the governing party is not voted out regularly. It is human nature to be corrupted and this regime is now totally corrupted.
Made-In SA 2014-08-17 10:33:22 AM
The same will happen with Makhanya.It is called smoke and mirrors,publicly made the scapegoat,but privately rewarded.It is how cANCer work.
Dean Darron Albertus 2014-08-17 10:33:42 AM
We are living in a failed state!
Ramosoeu Matli 2014-08-17 10:34:58 AM
Lord God Almighty, please save South Africa from this effing incompetent, stupid, good-for-nothing mafia-disguised-as-government! Lord hear us!
Dawid Jacobs 2014-08-17 10:37:50 AM
Shaun O'Meara 2014-08-17 10:40:22 AM
Surprised he is not running for president. S.A has the most corrupt and racist government on the globe to date.