-Yesterday saw high-profile suspects being arrested by the Hawks, including Angelo Agrizzi
- Hangwani Mulaudzi has confirmed that more can be expected, as the unit works to bring the corrupt to justice
- The suspects have been released on R20 000 bail, and have had to hand over their passports to the state
Yesterday the nation watched as arrests were finally made in the BOSASA scandal. Including former COO, Angelo Agrizzi, suspects were detained on charges ranging from corruption to money laundering.
However, this is not the end of the road for the unit, with spokesperson Bridadier Hangwani Mulaudzi saying
“I think the country can take into confidence the fact that we take these matters very seriously, and I think there is still more that is going to come out of this,”
The spokesman for the Hawks made the comment at Pretoria's Specialised Commercial Crime Court, where Agrizzi, Andries van Tonder, Carlos Bonaficio, Frans Voster and Patrick Gillingham had appeared to be charged.
The other two suspects did not appear as one was still overseas and another was being tranfered from Port Elizabeth.
Briefly.co.za reported yesterday that the suspects have been linked to corruption involving the awarding of R1.6 billion worth of tenders by the Department of Correctional Services to BOSASA.
Appearing before the court yesterday Agrizzi had not seemed concerned in the least, smiling and waving at news agents who had assembled in the corridors. The group had been released on R20 000 bail each.
The Hawks have appealed to members of the public to come forward with any information they have about this case, or any related incident of corruption:
“We want to clean the system to make sure that this country must not be seen as corrupt. That is why we say that anyone who has got information, they are more than welcome to approach the NPA... or any law-enforcement agency so we can deal with these matters,”
According to the spokesman the passports of the suspects have been confiscated and any travel would need to be approved beforehand.
This matter has been postponed to the 27th of March 2019.
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