Former Bosasa COO Angelo Agrizzi will not be taking the stand on Friday to testify about alleged Bosasa bribes paid to suspended prosecutions bosses Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi — because of his recent corruption arrest. Agrizzi’s attorney Daniel Witz on Wednesday told Business Day that he had received legal advice whether his client should testify at the Mokgoro inquiry into Jiba and Mrwebi’s fitness to hold office, and had been advised that doing so "could violate Mr Agrizzi’s constitutional rights to a fair trial". "We have been advised that, in terms of Mr Agrizzi’s constitutional rights, if he gives evidence at the Mokgoro inquiry and he incriminates himself, that evidence can be used against him. He has therefore decided to protect his rights and not testify." Witz said Agrizzi was still considering whether to continue giving evidence at the Zondo commission into state capture, where he has given detailed testimony on alleged payments by the facilities management company ...

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