Cape Town - A Home Affairs official working at the South African High Commission's immigration section in New Delhi was ostensibly moved to make way for Gideon Christians, who was allegedly more amenable to the Guptas and their visa applications.
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.
He said that in September 2015 he was contacted by the chief director for foreign office coordination Nomzamo Mnyaka asking him whether he would be prepared to be transferred to Munich. He responded in the affirmative.
“She also requested that I keep it quiet, because it was still a ‘process’. I was not aware of the reasons why I was requested to transfer to Munich,” said Steyn.
Despite the earlier testimony of Major Kobese, a former director in the department’s foreign office, Steyn said he had no problems with his colleagues.