The former public protector’s State of Capture report shows how Fana Hlongwane‚ a mystery international man and alleged arms deal kingpin‚ claimed he was like an "uncle" to President Jacob Zuma’s son, Duduzane. Advocate Thuli Madonsela’s report released late on Wednesday, reveals the closest admitted link yet between Hlongwane and the Zuma family. Hlongwane is an enigmatic character who has avoided close scrutiny over the years, despite his name often surfacing at the centre of major controversies. Hlongwane was a key figure in SA’s arms deal, whose companies were alleged to have channelled R200m in payments from British Aerospace as alleged bribes for the ANC. Just this week he was named in a British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and Guardian expose, which linked him to an international network of agents who facilitated payments‚ many thought to be bribes‚ for British company Rolls Royce. The network of agents is now the focus of large-scale investigations by anticorruption agenci...

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