Angelo Agrizzi, the controversial former chief operating officer of Bosasa, was held up at gunpoint while waiting at a petrol station in Johannesburg on Wednesday afternoon.
The former Bosasa executive has gained popularity in recent months after his explosive testimony before the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture. The testimony implicated a host of government officials in bribery and corruption.
He believes that the hold-up was an intimidation tactic. Agrizzi confirmed the incident and added that it was not the first time such intimidation had occurred. The difference, this time, is that the entire incident was caught on CCTV camera.
Agrizzi infamously predicted that he wouldn't live long when he said at the Commission:
“All I can tell you is that, after the testimony, you might meet me at my funeral."
After numerous death threats and warnings, Agrizzi finally looked directly down the barrel of a gun.
According to News24, Agrizzi said he was not willing to comment on the issue, saying that it has been reported to the police. Agrizzi insisted he was fine.
The Citizen went on to claim to quote him as saying: "The words uttered were 'stop talking'."
According to News24, police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubela said he was not aware of the incident at this time.
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