- Angelo Agrizzi has confirmed that the Twitter account purporting to be his is a fake
- He said that a viral list of names implicated in the Bosasa corruption was also fraudulent
- Agrizzi believes these to be part of a fake news campaign intended to undermine his credibility
Former Bosasa COO Angelo Agrizzi has said that a Twitter account purporting to be his is "fake".
His son confirmed his statement, saying that Agrizzi did not use the social media site.
The account, which emerged over the last few years, had already gained over 4000 followers. Agrizzi said that this account was part of fake news campaign against him aiming to discredit his testimony.
Agrizzi made headlines last week with his explosive testimony at the Zondo Commision. He reported to the Commission that Bosasa had bribed government officials for years. Among those Agrizzi implicated were Nomvula Mokonyane, various members of Parliament and former president Jacob Zuma. Agrizzi alleges that these officials secured tenders for Bosasa and protected the company from prosecution.
Agrizzi has also said that a list of names implicated in his testimony is fake as well. The list has been circulating on social media. It included some names from Agrizzi's statement, but also added some individuals that Agrizzi had never mentioned, like Julius Malema, BLF leader Andile Mngxitama and even F.W. De Klerk.
Agrizzi dismissed the list as another attempt to undermine his credibility as a witness but did not say who he thought might be responsible for it. He asked South Africans to make up their own minds about the authenticity of the posts.
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