The Herald reports that Zimbabwean businessman Frank Buyanga is being investigated for his close links with South African President Jacob Zuma after he was implicated in the State Capture Report.
The businessman is reported to have been part of President Zuma’s entourage to Russia last year, and is believed to have been linked to the anti-corruption probe because of his close association with flamboyant arms dealer Fana Hlongwane who is a key Zuma ally.
A source quoted by the South African media said,
We understand that Mr Buyanga’s (name) cropped up in (former Public Protector) Thuli Madonsela’s report, which called for remedial action to be taken in the form of a judicial commission and to be completed in six months. He might have been implicated in the Gupta and state-capture affair because of his business ties with Mr Hlongwane, who we know has been mentioned by a number of South African media outlets as a close associate of that Indian family. Nonetheless, Buyanga is so far in the clear although not entirely off the hook.