Bosasa’s former Chief Operations Officer (COO), Angelo Agrizzi is back in the hot-seat on Wednesday at the State Capture Inquiry.
Agrizzi, who dropped a series of bombshells during his testimony in January this year will be cross-questioned by former Armscor CEO Kevin Wakeford regarding claims of bribery and corruption made against the him.
The commission granted Wakeford leave to cross-examine Agrizzi regarding claims that he was on Bosasa’s payroll. He will also question former Bosasa employee Frans Vorster.
Accusations against Kevin Wakeford
Accusations made by Agrizzi earlier this year were that Wakeford was paid R100,000 per month by Bosasa to prevent SARS from conducting investigations.
He was also accused of securing government contracts illegally and using his executive rank to conduct bribery and corruption.
While Wakeford has confirmed he was working for Bosasa as a consultant for eight years, and declared such to the government he is adamant he is not guilty of any wrong doing.
Gavin Wilson was going to fight back
The late Gavin Watson’s family recently revealed that he had documented evidence against Agrizzi’s testimony and on Wednesday Wakeford is expected to drill Agrizzi regarding his accusations.
During his testimony Agrizzi implicated ANC chairperson and Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe, former minister Nomvula Mokonyane, former chairperson of South African Airways Dudu Myeni, politicians and journalists.
Mokonyane who was the Gauteng premier from May 2009 to May 2014 was said to have received R50,000 a month in cash as well as meat and alcohol for family functions, maintenance on her home, garden service, repairs to electric fencing and a new security camera system.
During Watson’s memorial service on August 30, Mokonyane threatened to expose Agrizzi.
Wakeford could open a can of worms
Should Wakeford succeed in exposing Agrizzi’s web of allegations to be untruths, it could open a can of worms as more of those accused apply for cross-examination.