According to South African prosecutor Christer van der Kwast, the payments, made between 2003 and 2005, were for services which were difficult or impossible to define. A report from the British Police claims that the money was meant to grease the palms of various people in South African public authorities in order to get the fighter jet order approved.
Swedish Radio News reports that a British company, BAE, was also involved in the deal. Saab has denied that it had anything to do with Fana Hlongwane. Authorities in Sweden gave up on an investigation into the deal last year. South African prosecutor Christer van der Kwast said it will be difficult to find out to whom the bribes went.