- Angelo Agrizzi's cross-examination at the State Capture Inquiry was over before it got a chance to begin
- After a whirlwind testimony, the BOSASA ex-COO was set to be probed by the legal team of Armscor exec Kevin Wakeford
- However, the highly-anticipated appearance was over in a heartbeat over legal complications
Angelo Agrizzi was due to be thrust back into the Zondo Commission's hot seat on Wednesday.
Alas, things were over before they even began as far as Armscor chief executive Kevin Wakeford's cross-examination was concerned.
SowetanLIVE reports that the matter was postponed after documentation had not been made available to the inquiry.
Agrizzi's legal team vied for the postponement because 'factual matters' contained in BOSASA documents had not been supplied to the commission.
Curators are currently in possession of the information and are in dispute as to who the actual curator of the company should be, something which is set to play out in court.
Advocate Reg Willis, defending Wakeford in the matter, claimed that Agrizzi's request for a postponement misrepresented the facts of the situation:
"This affidavit placed before you ignored the facts in relation of the history of this matter. The affidavit does two things, it misrepresented the facts in the past couple months, it strives to then tar our client with the results of today. This affidavit is wilfully misleading of you and this commission."
Agrizzi had previously claimed that BOSASA had paid Wakeford R100 000 a month, allegedly to help thwart SARS investigations into the company.
After being implicated in the inquiry, Wakeford had been placed on special leave, with no set date for the cross-examination given by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo.
Briefly.co.za reported that BOSASA CEO and - according to Agrizzi - criminal mastermind, Gavin Watson, had died in an accident outside OR Tambo International Airport.
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