Bosasa gave a former union boss grocery parcels amounting to R15‚000 a month for him pressuring petrochemical giant Sasol to give the company a contract‚ the state-capture inquiry heard on Wednesday. Former Bosasa COO Angelo Agrizzi testified that he went to a meeting with the general secretary of the Chemical‚ Energy‚ Paper‚ Printing‚ Wood and Allied Workers Union (Ceppawu) Simon Mofokeng‚ at the behest of Bosasa CEO Gavin Watson to “sort out Sasol”. The commission‚ headed by deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo‚ heard how Mofokeng allegedly gave Bosasa inside information on amending their pricing structure in 1999, in order to get a certain contract. Agrizzi said it was usual practice for Bosasa — now called African Global Operations but then named Dyambu — to put pressure on the union to create a work stoppage in an effort to force management to award tenders to the company. He said that after Mofokeng gave them inside information‚ they successfully won the contract. Agrizzi said t...

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