The ANC has backed out of seeking to cross-examine former Bosasa COO Angelo Agrizzi, who the party’s spokesperson has previously condemned as a racist Nazi hellbent on undermining its credibility before the May election. The party, however, admitted earlier this week that the many corruption allegations against party officials had hit its election campaign. It has been criticised heavily for the inclusion of leaders implicated in corruption on its candidate lists for parliament and the provincial legislatures. ANC spokesperson Dakota Legoete confirmed to Business Day that the ANC had decided not to ask the state-capture inquiry for the right to cross-examine Agrizzi about his claims that Bosasa gave R12m to the ANC’s top six officials from 2004 to 2006. "Mr Agrizzi has clarified that these alleged payments to the top six were donations. They were not bribes," Legoete said. "We have received legal advice that there is therefore no need to cross-examine him." Agrizzi’s lawyer Daniel W...

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