- Briefly took to Facebook to hear what ordinary South Africans had to say about the ANC's decision not to cross-examine Angelo Agrizzzi
- Most of the people who responded said this suggested the ANC was scared of what Agrizzi might say on the stand
- Additionally, some said that this meant that the ANC was admitting that it could not answer to Agrizzi's allegations
Briefly.co.za recently shared a story about the ANC's decision not to cross-examine former Bosasa COO Angelo Agrizzi before the Zondo Commission.
This comes after Agrizzi implicated several high-ranking ANC figures in corruption and state capture.
On social media, Mzansi had a lot to say about the story. Many said that this suggested that the ANC was scared to take on Agrizzi. Others suggested that the party was scared that more truth would come out if they did so.
"Agrizzi will reveal more," suggested one Facebook user, Paseka Ketsise. "The ANC knows they are tainted. If they were not, they would cross-examine Agrizzi."
Many on Facebook agreed, with another user writing, "They are afraid more 'Cans of worms' with be open. Agrizzi does not answer questions only. He likes to explain further."
Another user, Leo Kloke, summed it up a little more bluntly by saying, "They [the ANC] have no one with balls enough to stand up against the truth."
A few comments were lighthearted, poking fun at the ruling party, but some people were concerned about the lack of legal action against those implicated by Agrizzi.
"I simply can't understand why does the NPA not prosecute these people since there is more than enough supportive and substantive evidence!" said Percy de Leeuw.
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All-in-all, the comments revealed that many people saw the ANC's decision not to cross-examine Agrizzi as tantamount to an admission of guilt. After all, since the ANC will not be cross-examining Agrizzi, the Zondo Commission will be inclined to accept his version of events as the truth.
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