Former department of international relations and cooperation director-general Jerry Matjila says he became aware of the Gupta Waterkloof air for base landing only after the family's plane had touched down in April 2013.
Matjila, who is now the South African Ambassador to the United Nations, was testifying before the commission of inquiry into state capture headed by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo.
He told the commission he was unaware of the landing and no formal diplomatic engagements were concluded prior to the landing.
He added he had contacted the Indian high commissioner, a Mr Gupta who is not related to the Gupta family, in a bid to establish whether or not there were Indian ministers on board the flight.
Matjila said Gupta had told him they were not national ministers - they were state ministers who are equivalent to local MECs.
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