Bosasa CEO Gavin Watson wielded such influence that he was able to tell former president Jacob Zuma "what to do" and influence appointments in state institutions. This is according to former Bosasa COO and Watson’s right-hand man, Angelo Agrizzi, who was testifying for the seventh day at the state capture inquiry on Thursday. He has been testifying about corruption and bribes relating to the firm’s contracts with the government. This was the first time the commission, headed by deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo, heard evidence that is not linked to the Gupta family, who along with Zuma were at the heart of state-capture claims. However, Agrizzi’s testimony shows that, just like the Guptas, Watson was able to give the former president instructions. Agrizzi was detailing for the commission how Bosasa paid National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) officials Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi bribes in exchange for information regarding an investigation into the facilities management firm’s ...

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