Former Bosasa COO Angelo Agrizzi has named three journalists the company allegedly paid for information. Last week, during his testimony to the state capture inquiry, Agrizzi, when talking about bribes paid to officials in the department of correctional services and the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), briefly mentioned that journalists were also paid. However, at the time no names were given and he was not asked questions regarding this. The commission, headed by deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo, met the SA National Editors Forum (Sanef) at the weekend. Following this meeting, the commission on Monday asked Agrizzi if he knew the names of the journalists who were paid. Agrizzi said Bosasa executive Papa Leshabane was given R71,000 a month to pay bribes on behalf of the company, of which he said R30,000 was for journalists. “At the time Bosasa had been going through a very rough match in terms of negative reporting. He [Leshabane] had approached us and said he has some friend...

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