A former senior employee of facilities management company Bosasa says all contracts the company has had with the state had been "tainted" by bribery and corruption. Bosasa, which has been renamed African Global Operations, has been the beneficiary of multibillion-rand contracts with the state and is being implicated in allegations of widespread corruption. The testimony of its former COO, Angelo Agrizzi, who alleges that the company paid between R4m and R6m a month in bribes to secure contracts, is the first heard at the commission of inquiry into state capture which does not involve the Gupta family, whose actions prompted the establishment of the commission. The commission, chaired by deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo, also for the first time had to adjourn its proceedings due to a "security situation". Agrizzi raised concern with the commission early on Thursday after he had seen Solomon Segale, a special operations manager at Bosasa, standing with a group of police officers at ...

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