On Thursday, former Bosasa COO Angelo Agrizzi took the state-capture commission of inquiry through a video showing “bribe money” being moved into CEO Gavin Watson’s vault. Bosasa, which is now named African Global Operations, has been the beneficiary of multi-billion-rand contracts with the state and has been implicated in widespread allegations of corruption. Agrizzi was Watson’s right-hand man at Bosasa from 1999 until his resignation in 2016. This is the first time the commission, headed by deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo, has heard evidence about state capture not linked to the Guptas. The commission was shown cellphone footage allegedly recorded by Bosasa’s CFO Andries van Tonder. The video shows Van Tonder removing a box of cash from the company secretary’s vault and moving it to what Agrizzi referred to as Watson’s vault. Agrizzi told the commission that the vault in the secretary’s office contained documents relating to a Special Investigative Unit’s (SIU) investigation i...

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