Bosasa executive to blow the whistle on corruption

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I must say I am enthralled with this commission now. Listening to Agrizzi for 3 days paints a seriously dreadful picture of the corruption on the go. Mafioso like stories on our front door. The guy himself is dirty and dodgy but I cant stop being gobsmacked by the information.

Cant wait to see what comes from this. Zondo at times seems a little slow, but I imagine he is meticulously working through the info and notes and coming back to certain points for clarity.
 

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I must say I am enthralled with this commission now. Listening to Agrizzi for 3 days paints a seriously dreadful picture of the corruption on the go. Mafioso like stories on our front door. The guy himself is dirty and dodgy but I cant stop being gobsmacked by the information.

Cant wait to see what comes from this. Zondo at times seems a little slow, but I imagine he is meticulously working through the info and notes and coming back to certain points for clarity.
Like he said - when he tried to extricate himself, they threatened his life....
 

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Wow. Agrizzi just confirmed that he personally paid R110 000 a month to former correctional services CFO Patrick Gillingham. This was a bribe, and Agrizzi just gave the NPA the evidence it needs to wrap up a case that has been gathering dust for 8 years:
 

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Like he said - when he tried to extricate himself, they threatened his life....
No doubt, get so involved for so long, doing all the dirty work and signing off on all the dirty work... rest assured people will want you dead to make sure you keep your mouth shut. This doesnt absolve him, maybe his conscience but thats it.
 

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https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2019-01-18-zondo-commission-secretary-put-on-leave-over-bribe-claim/

"The secretary of the state capture commission of inquiry has been put on leave, pending the outcome of an investigation into whether he received bribes from Bosasa during his tenure as chief operating officer of the department of justice.

A statement issued by the commission's chairperson, Judge Raymond Zondo, said Angelo Agrizzi, the former COO of Bosasa, alleged in an affidavit submitted to the commission that Dr Khotso de Wee was one of the officials given bribes by the company."
 

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Wow. Agrizzi just confirmed that he personally paid R110 000 a month to former correctional services CFO Patrick Gillingham. This was a bribe, and Agrizzi just gave the NPA the evidence it needs to wrap up a case that has been gathering dust for 8 years:
Nothing will come from this. The purpose of these commissions, and the billions of Rands they themselve squander, is just to get this into the public and then have the people reconcile with government. After that, everything is back to normal.
https://www.news24.com/Columnists/Mandy_Wiener/when-the-consigliere-sings-what-to-do-with-angelo-agrizzi-20190117

In Agrizzi's case, the commission says he has submitted evidence to prove his claims, which includes audio recordings, photographs of confidential National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) files on the company and a video of the CEO counting cash. Investigators have then also had to confirm details like going off to check whether the carpet on the floor of the sixth floor of the Sheraton Hotel indeed matches the one in the photograph taken of the confidential NPA documents.

There is a huge amount at risk for Agrizzi and now we need to watch closely what law enforcement authorities do with his testimony. It is crucial to remember that prosecutors have been sitting with evidence against Bosasa for years and done nothing with it.

We now know that was because officials at the top were allegedly recipients of the Watson's "monopoly money". Now that it is all out in the public domain, the Hawks and the NPA will have to move quickly to get Agrizzi's testimony repeated in a court of law.

It is imperative that criminal cases flow from the testimony at the Zondo commission and that convictions are handed down. If that happens, other consiglieres and bagmen may be more willing to come forward and sing to save themselves, bringing down empires of corruption around them.
 

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https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/exclusive-bosasa-executive-to-blow-the-whistle-on-corruption-20180822


This is going to be massive! I would be okay with him getting some sort of immunity for 18 years of corruption if he spills on everyone
If this proves to be helpfull, the feulprice will lower, the taxation will lower substantionaly, VAT will lower, your pocket will become a breeze again, untill then nothing has changed, as long as the symptoms are there the condition has not been removed, like patient with ongoing illness.
 

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https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/exclusive-agrizzi-to-implicate-zuma-jiba-in-bosasa-scandal-20190120

Former president Jacob Zuma's foundation was paid R300 000 a month by Bosasa for years, allegedly in exchange for his influence to ensure that political leaders would open doors to new government contracts.

As the relationship with Zuma grew, Bosasa CEO Gavin Watson turned to Zuma to kill an ongoing corruption probe by National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) officials and the Hawks.

News24 has reliably learned that former Bosasa chief operations officer Angelo Agrizzi will reveal this and more during his hair-raising testimony before the Zondo Commission of inquiry into state capture this coming week. Agrizzi will implicate Minister Nomvula Mokonyane and top prosecutors Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi as being entangled in Bosasa's web of corruption.
 
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Wow. Agrizzi just confirmed that he personally paid R110 000 a month to former correctional services CFO Patrick Gillingham. This was a bribe, and Agrizzi just gave the NPA the evidence it needs to wrap up a case that has been gathering dust for 8 years:
https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/investigations-relating-to-prison-officials-bosasa-complete-npa-20190119

The outstanding investigation relating to allegations of bribery and corruption involving prison officials and Bosasa have been completed, the National Prosecuting Authority confirmed on Saturday.

"We can confirm, following the meeting of the prosecution team with the investigating officers on 14 January 2019, that the outstanding investigations have been completed," spokesperson Luvuyo Mfaku told News24 on Saturday.

He said the docket relating to the matter was now being analysed by the prosecution team and that the outstanding forensic report which the team had been waiting for had been secured.

"It is only after the analysis of the said report that a final decision is going to be made whether or not to prosecute any person(s) in respect of the matter."
 

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Someone make an all-encompassing plan to keep Agrizzi alive please. Not just bodyguards, also a high fibre diet and cholesterol monitoring.
Add a tailor that can work with Kevlar.
 
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