- Richard Le Roux of GTS, a division of Bosasa, told the commission of inquiry into state capture on Thursday how the company had done ongoing work on properties owned by Mokoyane, Myeni, Mantashe and others
- All work was paid for in full by Bosasa and Le Roux was instructed to report to Angelo Agrizzi for the special projects
- The projects, which cost hundreds of thousands in Rands, included the installation of CCTV, lighting, electric fencing and much more
On Thursday, witness Richard Le Roux, an employee of Bosasa subsidiary GTS (Global Technology Systems), outlined to the commission of inquiry into state capture how the company worked on a number of properties belonging to high-profile individuals, all paid for by Bosasa.
Le Roux explained that the special projects division of GTS worked on the homes of Minister of Environmental Affairs Nomvula Mokonyane, Minister of Mineral Resources Gwede Mantashe, former SAA chair Dudu Myeni, former Department of Correctional Services commissioner Linda Mti and MP Vincent Smith.
According to The Citizen, as far back as 2013, Le Roux was told by the company’s CEO Gavin Watson that he should meet up with former COO Angelo Agrizzi at the Krugersdorp property of Mokonyane.
When undertaking this kind of work, Le Roux was given clear instructions that the special projects team was to use unbranded cars and wear civilian clothes so as not to be linked back to Bosasa.
He was also told by Watson that anything that needed to be done at Mokonyane’s property was to be undertaken immediately and reported to Agrizzi. Le Roux’s work on Mokonyane’s home continued right up until 2017, after which he was no longer part of the special projects team.
Briefly.co.za found out that the ongoing maintenance for these kinds of properties was always paid for in cash, and Le Roux was instructed to report solely to Agrizzi for any paperwork and logistical matters.
The kind of work undertaken included the installation and upkeep of lighting, security systems, CCTV cameras, electric fences, pool pumps and much more. Le Roux estimated that the work done on all three of Mantashe’s properties was worth approximately R300 000 and the work on Myeni’s, R250 000, paid in full by Bosasa.
Watch Richard Le Roux outlining the home upgrades made for the high profile figures below:
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