Angelo Agrizzi says his sleepless nights are behind him after coming clean at the inquiry into state capture. In fact, BOSASA's ex-COO is encouraging others to come forward and share their own stories.
Angelo Agrizzi has confessed that sleepless nights are a thing of the past after coming clean at the Zondo Commission.
Speaking during an interview with Chai FM yesterday, Agrizzi explained that he had decided to stick to his guns, come what may:
"Do it, even if they arrest you - the truth will always come out. Don't stop, work with the authorities,"
When a listener had confronted him, asking how he could sleep at night after having been involved in corruption, Agrizzi had responded:
"I sleep very well, thank you. Before [testifying before the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture] I didn't, but now I do."
Agrizzi likened the 'cult' lifestyle at BOSASA to an abusive relationship, saying that it took him years to get out of it.
The former COO claims that Gavin Watson, the CEO of the company, was an intellegent man who would hide his name and sign nothing that could implicate him. Agrizzi explained that this is the reason why he had recorded a video of Watson, to prove he had been involved:
"He hasn't been arrested because he's very clever. He hides his name from everything."
Despite the damaging evidence put forward at the commission, Agrizzi says the country is in the process of mending itself:
"We are going through a game-changing process in South Africa. People earlier just accepted corruption, now we are taking note of it."
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that Agrizzi's testimony before the state capture inquiry had been the longest to date. He had implicated numerous high ranking government officials in grand-scale corruption in deals with BOSASA. The ex-COO had claimed the company paid millions on a monthly basis to bribe their way into tenders.
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