Fikile Mbalula says the ANC did not give anybody 'free chicken'

Fikile Mbalula says the ANC did not give anybody 'free chicken'

- Speaking at a press conference, the ANC's head of elections denied allegations that the party was involved in bribery

- He also shared his thoughts on Angelo Agrizzi's Zonco Commission testimony

- Mbalula denied allegations that the ruling party handed out R1 million bribes, known by the code word 'chicken'

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ANC head of elections Fikile Mbalula has shared his throughts on Agrizzi's Zondo Commission revelations.

Speaking at a press conference, Mbalula he referred to Agrizzi as a "vuvuzela". He also rejected claims that the ANC was involved in bribery.

Agrizzi had provdied days ofbombshell testimony to the Commission regarding the massive bribes Bosasa paid to ANC officials.

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Mbalula appeared to reject Agrizzi's allegations. He emphasized that the ANC had not handed out 'free chicken'. According to Andries van Tonder, another Bosasa executive testifying before the State Capture Inquiry, 'chicken' was a code word for money.

Specifically, it referred to R1 million. Bosasa employees reportedly used the code words while preparing and handing over bribes.

Mbalula was ostensibly addressing the media to report on the ANC's campaign efforts. However, he ended up defending the party from corruption claims. This comes after question marks hover over Mbalula's own head regarding shady deals.

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It has been alleged that Atul Gupta helped Mbalula receive his previous position as sports minister. Trevor Manuel is expected to provide testimony to the Zondo Commission in support of this claim.

Mbalula, however, denies meeting Atul Gupta and says he was not involved in any underhand business.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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