Bosasa's Andries van Tonder says he handled bribes and burned evidence

Bosasa's Andries van Tonder says he handled bribes and burned evidence

- The former Bosasa executive has begun to testimony before the Zondo Commission

- He has confirmed and expanded upon some of the revelations made by Angelo Agrizzi

- He describes bribing people in exchange for their silence and burning incriminating documents

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Andries van Tonder, another ex-Bosasa executive, has begun to provide testimony before the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture.

Van Tonder says that, on two occasions, he and Angelo Agrizzi burned incriminating documents related to the company's corruption, Briefly.co.za learned. 

He also claimed Bosasa stashed millions in a fund used to play the company's legal fees.

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Van Tonder has corroborated and expanded upon some of the revelationsmade over by the last two weeks by Agrizzi.

In particular, he explained in detail how Bosasa misled SARS and bribed their associates in cash. Van Tonder admits to being personal involved in the payments, according to the Daily Maverick.

He added involved in fraudulent chicken orders, which a cover for bribes. "It was never chicken deliveries. It was merely a code name for the cash. One ton represented R1m," Van Tonder said.

He said the bribes were used to keep individuals silent, claiming that he himself received R20 000 a month in addition to his salary.

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However, Van Tonder said he could no longer work for Bosasa and that he was afraid of CEO Gavin Watson. This drove him to testify in front of the Commission. 

Van Tonder said he was scared of what Watson could do, claiming that the Bosasa CEO had connections amongst the country's most powerful people.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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