South Africans have been engrossed by the testimony of Angelo Agrizzi at the state capture inquiry last week, and things are set to escalate to a whole new level this week. The newest allegation sees Agrizzi detailing how BOSASA kept Zuma in its pocket during his tenure as president.
The attention of the nation was aimed at the Zondo commission last week, with former COO of BOSASA, Angelo Agrizzi, sparing no blows in his testimony.
Agrizzi took aim at ex-president Jacob Zuma in his testimony, detailing how CEO Gavin Watson greased his palms to the tune of R300 000 a month.
Agrizzi's affidavit, the base of his testimony, reveals that Watson had bribed Zuma to stave off the National Prosecuting Authority.
According to Agrizzi the monthly installment was one handed over at Nklandla as Watson had suspected Dudu Myeni, middle-woman in the transaction, had not been paying over the total amount.
Other high-ranking government officials implicated by Agrizzi:
- Dudu Myeni, who allegedly received a Louis Vuitton handbag and R300 000 in cash
- Nomvula Mokonyane, who enjoyed annual Christmas gifts and groceries as well as upgrades to her home
- Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi, who also enjoyed monthly installments
Briefly.co.za reported last week that the state capture inquiry itself had been implicated by Agrizzi. The former COO alleged that secretary for the commission, Dr Khotso de Wee, had been bribed to secure a R600 million tender for BOSASA.
This is a developing story, more will be published as information becomes available.
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