The arrest of former Bosasa official and whistle-blower Angelo Agrizzi for alleged corruption could scare off potential witnesses from the Zondo commission, possibly hindering its prospects of uncovering more corruption. "The latest developments serve as a spanner in the works for the commission, as the arrests, while welcome, perhaps will have a chilling effect on the willingness of other whistle-blowers to appear before the commission," constitutional law expert Phephelaphi Dube said. Agrizzi’s own appearance at the Zondo commission is now in doubt after he was charged, which marked the first arrest of witnesses since the commission started in August 2018. The former COO’s lawyers said he was charged hours after his legal team provided the Hawks with information about the company’s alleged bribery of a minister and an MP. "Mr Agrizzi has been co-operating fully with the inquiry into state capture, and the Hawks, so this arrest came as a shock," Agrizzi’s attorney Daniel Witz told ...

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