Former Bosasa executive Angelo Agrizzi has detailed how the company allegedly footed the bill for ANC rallies in Gauteng, at the insistence of current environmental affairs minister Nomvula Mokonyane. Testifying at the state capture inquiry on Monday‚ Agrizzi said the company paid for a host of ANC events‚ including the Siyanqoba rallies that are held before elections. He alleged the requests were made by Mokonyane through Bosasa’s CEO Gavin Watson. “There were rallies where we would have to cater for 40‚000 or 50‚ 000 people.… We would get ridiculous requests, saying we would need to cater for supporters — 10,000 at a time‚” Agrizzi said. He could not recall an exact number‚ but said Bosasa paid for at least a dozen ANC events‚ including catering and cakes. Sunday Times reported that Agrizzi’s testimony this week would detail how he had been given a list of Christmas groceries to buy for Mokonyane every year since 2002. These included cases of expensive alcohol and packs of meat. S...

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