It seems parliament has done nothing to investigate alleged Bosasa payments to long-standing ANC MP Vincent Smith – nearly five months after he admitted to receiving a R671,000 “loan” from the company’s former chief operating officer, Angelo Agrizzi. Agrizzi vehemently denies that the money was given as a loan, and on Monday testified that it was part of a corrupt scheme to capture key parliamentary officials. When Business Day on Monday contacted one of the co-chairs of parliament’s joint ethics committee, Humphrey Maxhegwana, to establish what progress had been made in investigating Smith, he said he knew nothing about any probe. Maxhegwana said he was surprised that he was being asked about the complaint against Smith as “I am not involved with that”. DA MP John Steenhuisen confirmed to Business Day that he had laid a complaint about Smith’s admission that he had received money from Bosasa, and his alleged failure to declare receiving this money, in September last year. “It is si...

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