Hlongwane of arms-deal fame fingered as a contract fixer for Rolls-Royce
Controversial South African businessman Fana Hlongwane has been named as one of a network of agents hired by Rolls-Royce, Britain’s leading manufacturing multinational‚ to help it land lucrative contracts in at least 12 different countries‚ sometimes allegedly using bribes. Hlongwane was at the centre of the arms-deal scandal and‚ more recently‚ identified as the "fixer" who took Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas to meet the Guptas last year. In a report published on the Guardian website on Monday, a confidential contract shows that in 2005‚ Rolls-Royce signed Hlongwane up as a commercial consultant to promote its business in SA. "Hlongwane has previously denied that he or his companies have been involved in any corruption or wrongdoing. He has not been prosecuted for any offences and did not respond to a request for comment‚" the Guardian report said. The contract naming Hlongwane was among leaked documents and testimony from insiders uncovered in investigation by the Guardian ...
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