- Angelo Agrizzi has revealed an audio recording of Gavin Watson claiming to be able to tell Jacob Zuma what to do
- In the recording, the Bosasa CEO implies that he could influence Zuma's appointment of the National Director of Public Prosecutions
- This is the latest in a week of bombshell testimony from Agrizzi
Angelo Agrizzi has revealed a recording to the Zondo Commission of Bosasa CEO Gavin Watson bragging about influencing Jacob Zuma.
In the audio, Watson appears to claim that he could influence the former president to appoint a National Director of Public Prosecutions who would protect key individuals from prosecution.
Agrizzi, the former Bosasa COO, played the recording for the Commission on Thursday.
The recording was of a conversation in 2015 between Watson and ex-correctional services commissioner Linda Mti. Reportedly, they were discussing what Watson would say in an upcoming meeting with Zuma.
Throughout the conversation, Gavin Watson alludes to having a close connection with the former president and implies that that Zuma would do what he told him to do.
"We need to get the right people in the right place," Watson can be heard saying in the audio clip. "Ntlemeza is the right guy at the right place, doing what he can. Now we need to get the right person at the NPA."
The recording comes after a week of bombshell testimony from Agrizzi. He had already implicated several senior government officials, including Nomvula Mokonyane and multiple MPs, in a sprawling web of corruption and bribery amounting to hundreds of millions of rands. He alleges that Bosasa paid off these officials in exchange for lucrative tenders and protection from the law.
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