Agrizzi admits to being racist, asks Zondo not to discount him

Agrizzi admits to being racist, asks Zondo not to discount him

- Agrizzi asked the Commission not to discount his testimony after playing an audio clip in which he used racial slurs

- The former Bosasa COO admitted to being a racist, but pleaded with the Zondo Commission not to let this affect their of his testimony

- While Raymond Zondo say Agrizzi's use of the epithets was unacceptable, he assured him that it would not affect the credibility of his statements

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Angelo Agrizzi has asked the Zondo Commission not to doubt his credibility after he told the inquiry that he is a racist.

This comes after Agrizzi played an audio recording to the Commission in which he could be heard using racial slurs.

The former Bosasa COO says he knew he was being recorded. He claims that the clip shows Gavin Watson trying to bribe Agrizzi to keep a lid on Bosasa's corruption, Briefly.co.za has learned. Reportedly, Agrizzi was offered R80 million in return for his silence.

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Raymond Zondo, chair of the Commission, admitted that he considered Agrizzi's use of racial epithets to be offensive. However, he said it would not affect the Commission's view of his credibility, according to Eyewitness News.

This capped off more than a week of bombshell testimony from Agrizzi. He revealed to the Commission the depth of Bosasa's corruption networks.

He said the company paid millions every month in bribes to government officials in exchange for protection from prosecution as well as lucrative tenders.

Bosasa's contracts with the Department of Correctional Services alone totalled hundreds of millions of rands.

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Additionally, Agrizzi implicated several senior ANC figures in this corruption, including Nomvula Mokonyane, several members of Parliament, and former president Jacob Zuma.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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