- The former Bosassa executive made the statements before the Zondo Commission
- He claimed that the company bribed government officials with bags full of cash
- Agrizzi added that Bosassa CEO Gavin Watson knew about the bribes
Angelo Agrizzi, a former executive of facilities management company Bosassa, says the company spent more than R4 million a month on bribing politicians and government officials in exchange for tenders.
He made the bombshell statement before the Zondo Commission. Among the state-owned enterprises which he claims Bosassa bribed include the Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) and the South African Post Office (SAPO).
Agrizzi claims that the bribes, which were stored in a walk-in vault, were usually handed over in cash bundled up in grey security bags. Agrizzi insisted that then Bosassa CEO Gavin Watson knew about the bribes.
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"A lot of the time, directors would come and ask Gavin for money because they had to sort this person or that person out," he said.
Agrizzi also outed several leading ANC members as shareholders in Dyambu Holdings (Bosassa's former name). These included Lindiwe Sisulu and ex-National Director of Public Prosecutions Vusi Pikoli's wife Girly.
Agrizzi's decision to testify before the commission was motivated by fears for his safety. He claims to have received threats and anonymous phone calls. Believing the threats against Agrizzi to be legitimate, the commission has provided him with security.
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