- The environmental affairs minister questioned the credibility of Angelo Agrizzi's testimony
- This comes after the former Bosasa executive is expected to implicate Mokonyane in corruption
- Mokonyane's spokesperson said she would be ignoring Agrizzi's statement
Environmental affairs minister Nomvula Mokonyane says that Angelo Agrizzi's corruption claims are baseless and lack evidence.
Agrizzi is predicted to tell the Zondo Commission further details about state bribery and corruption. It is rumored that that he will implicate Mokonyane by telling the Commission that she received food, alcohol and expensive parties in exchange for her cooperation.
Mokonyane, however, says she will not be paying attention to Agrizzi's testimony.
A spokesperson for the environmental affairs minister said that Mokonyane believes Agrizzi's claims to be entirely false. She went on to call into question the credibility of the reports that Agrizzi would name her at all in his statement.
Agrizzi made headlines last week when he revealed to the Zondo Comision the extent of Bosassa's corruption. He alleged that Jacob Zuma received R300 000 rand a month from the company in exchange for protecting Bosasa from prosecution. He also claimed that Bosasa paid many more million in bribes in order to win government tenders.
Agrizzi is expected to implicate Mokonyane in the corruption by alleging she was bribed in order to remain silent regarding Bosasa's shady deals. However, Mokonyane's spokesperson said that Agrizzi's claims had not been made under oath or in an affidavit. As such, she cast doubt on their reliability.
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