Agrizzi gives Zondo inquiry details on bribery and corruption in prison tenders
Former Bosasa COO alleges incriminating documents and computers were destroyed after media reports and start of Special Investigation Unit probe
Former Bosasa COO Angelo Agrizzi has given details on how the facilities management company allegedly used its influence to ensure it got department of correctional services contracts with the help of then commissioner Linda Mti and CFO Patrick Gillingham, who were both said to be receiving bribes. He told the commission of inquiry into state capture on Tuesday that incriminating documents and computers were destroyed after media reports and the start of the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) investigation into the prison tenders. Agrizzi, who had worked at Bosasa from 1999 to 2016 and was CEO Gavin Watson’s right-hand man, has been testifying for more than a week about corruption and bribes relating to the company’s contracts with the government. Last week, he told the commission that every contract between the state and Bosasa was tainted by bribery and corruption. Four Bosasa contracts with the department were investigated by the SIU, which in 2009 handed over a report to the Natio...