Angelo Agrizzi, ex-COO at BOSASA, says that he regrets not gathering more evidence from his former employer when he opted to expose its corrupt dealings.
Angelo Agrizzi says he regrets not gathering more ammunition against BOSASA during his time at the company.
Briefly.co.za reported that the former COO at the infamous company had testified at the Zondo Commission, blowing the whistle on large donations made to state officials.
The wealthy businessman claims CEO Gavin Watson is the mastermind behind the plot, using both Agrizzi and other employees to carry out his illegal bidding.
Agrizzi says that, despite his best efforts, information that would have been crucial to the investigation was lost:
“I’d have collected more information over a longer period of time so that I’d have more substantive information for them. Unfortunately, the circumstances had it... a lot of information was wiped, I couldn’t get to it even though we had whistle-blowers inside. Everything was blocked immediately after blowing the whistle.”
Agrizzi claims that parties BOSASA hosted for former president Jacob Zuma were both bizarre and luxurious, reports EWN.
The former COO claims that the company would have to fly in chefs, ensure marquees were kitted out with air conditioning and even ensure a birthday cake was on hand for the former president.
The whistle-blower did not want to comment on the extent of corruption involving that state, commenting that:
"It would be presumptuous for me to make a statement and to say that that's up to the courts, we have a very good judicial system in place at the moment and they need to make that decision, the Zondo Commission [sic]."
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