In a fourth day of riveting testimony, former Bosasa executive Angelo Agrizzi laid bare how the controversial facilities company lined the pockets of ANC heavyweights and state officials in exchange for furthering its business interests with the government. Bosasa, which has been renamed African Global Operations, has been the beneficiary of multibillion-rand state contracts and is implicated in allegations of widespread corruption. During his testimony on Monday at the commission of inquiry into state capture, Agrizzi implicated ministers, former and current ANC MPs, and officials working in various departments. The head of the commission’s legal team, Paul Pretorius, last week told the chair, deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo, that his team had taken steps to verify Agrizzi’s information. Agrizzi began his testimony on Monday with environmental affairs minister Nomvula Mokonyane. The minister is said to have insisted that the firm foot the bill for ANC rallies, birthday celebrati...

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