Cape Town - When Ronald Steyn became an obstacle to the Guptas, he was quietly moved from South Africa’s High Commission in New Delhi where he was working in the immigration section to Munich, Germany.
Testifying before the portfolio committee on home affairs which is probing the Gupta naturalisation saga earlier on Tuesday heard from an almost 30 year veteran of the Department of Home Affairs Ronald Steyn.
Steyn was tasked with approving or rejecting the visa applications lodged with the high commission.
Gupta family 'fixer' Ashu Chawla contacted Steyn around eight times, either through email or calls to his office, about rejected visa applications.
“What would happen is that should not they not meet the requirements, I would not approve them. Then I would be in contact with him saying I need ‘A, B, or C before I can approve this application’ that was basically what it was about,” Steyn told the committee.