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#StateCaptureInquiry Angelo Agrizzi, who testified for nine days in January, returns to the @StateCaptureCom today. Proceedings begin at 10:00 today and #eNCA403 will be covering his evidence throughout the day.
#StateCaptureInquiry Testimony at the @StateCaptureCom this week has brought renewed scrutiny on Andile Ramaphosa's business dealings with Bosasa. According to a corporate records database, he has 34 current and former directorships in South Africa.
#StateCaptureInquiry Andile Ramaphosa is a 37-year-old banker, who - according to his self-reported professional profile - spent almost four years working for @StandardBankZA, including in China. He's also listed as the co-author of a 2011 paper on reverse mortgages in Hong Kong.
#StateCaptureInquiry Andile Ramaphosa's directorships, according to a corporate records database, include interests in coal mining, healthcare, property development and meat. He's listed as a former director of Dahua Solutions Africa.
#StateCaptureInquiry Andile Ramaphosa is listed as a director of three companies, in fact, bearing the words Blue Crane: Blue Crane Capital, Blue Crane Fund Managers and Blue Crane Satori Managers. The website for Blue Crane Capital only lists an email address under its contact.
[COMMENT] #StateCaptureInquiry I can't make head or tail, really, on first glance of the Blue Crane Capital website, listed below. It lists South Africa, Uganda and China among its location and speaks of SDI or serial digital interface.
bluecranecapital.co.za/index.html#
#StateCaptureInquiry Angelo Agrizzi is seated and smiles ahead of his return to the @StateCaptureCom. He's set to continue his evidence on the company formerly known as #Bosasa, now known as African Global Operations.
#StateCaptureInquiry During his January testimony, Agrizzi implicated a number of high profile politicians who he alleges received bribes or undue benefits from Bosasa, including Gwede Mantashe, Nomvula Mokonyane, Dudu Myeni, Vincent Smith and former President Jacob Zuma.
#StateCaptureInquiry Proceedings begin. Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo says to Agrizzi, "I was assured it [the arrest] was not connected to evidence you were giving here and I was assured that the processes of the Commission would be protected [...] I was very concerned."
#StateCaptureInquiry A chipper Agrizzi greeted Zondo saying it was nice to see him again. Zondo began referring to matters in the public domain (the arrests and charging of Agrizzi and others in connection with #Bosasa).
#StateCaptureInquiry Zondo has indicated that the incoming NDPP had no influence over the #Bosasa arrests and charging. Agrizzi takes the oath. He will be led in evidence by Advocate Paul Pretorius SC.
Agrizzi has a new statement to be tabled. His supplementary affidavit is confirmed. "That is true and correct," says Agrizzi. Pretorius introduces statements Agrizzi previously made regarding his evidence, and asks if it's correct Agrizzi was given no promise of reward.
#StateCaptureInquiry Agrizzi says he is giving his evidence "freely and voluntarily" and he has been offered no form of incentive, he has been promised no monetary reward for his input @StateCaptureCom on alleged corruption at #Bosasa, now known as African Global Operations.
#StateCaptureInquiry Pretorius refers to a document which Agrizzi says he obtained by chance. "I have been flippant about any threats [...] I try to take it in my side," says Agrizzi saying he tries to shield his family from them. "I get missed calls, I get funny numbers."
#StateCaptureInquiry Agrizzi says he was coming out of breakfast and he found a piece of paper on the windscreen of his car, he crumpled it up but then decided to keep it. This is the piece of paper to be discussed now.
#StateCaptureInquiry The paper includes text in a form of isiZulu, as indicated by Pretorius. Zondo looks at it and says he is still trying to understand it. "There might be a need for a relook at the translation," says Zondo.
#StateCaptureInquiry "It does appear to be a threat placed on Mr Agrizzi's windscreen in a parking lot [...] reference to his mother and we know what car you drive," says Pretorius. Zondo says one translation might be that he must stop talking about state capture and Bosasa.
#StateCaptureInquiry Pretorius refers to another warning or threat issued to Agrizzi last night indicating his life was under threat, and further security was provided thereafter. Agrizzi says he is "most definitely" still willing to give evidence.
#StateCaptureInquiry Agrizzi's evidence today begins with a reiteration of his desire to make South Africa a better country for future generations, some characteristic joking and then mention of two threats issued against him.
#StateCaptureInquiry Pretorius returns to evidence Agrizzi gave in January on Fana Hlongwane and one other in relation to a contract with Bosasa. Pretorius then refers to an IT system crash.
#StateCaptureInquiry "Chair, I basically have given my assistance in terms of my laptop, my iPads, everything. I have given [them] over to the commission." Agrizzi breaks to take a sip of water, from a glass bottle that he appears to have carried in himself.
#StateCaptureInquiry Agrizzi speaks of an IT forensics company which investigated the IT systems crash and produced a report, he says. "We basically needed to do a report on, amongst other things, the server crash," says Agrizzi.
#StateCaptureInquiry Pretorius asks Agrizzi if he can confirm the crash occurred and about 70% of data was lost. "It did happen [...] the data that was lost, we have actually provided the Commission with the hard drives of that data before it was lost," says Agrizzi.
#StateCaptureInquiry Agrizzi says his instruction to Van Tonder was to make a back up of the data in anticipation of the crash. "This was way back in 2017," says Zondo. "Correct, Chair," replies Agrizzi. "You envisaged then that there could come a time in the future," says Zondo.
#StateCaptureInquiry Agrizzi replies, "That little voice tells you, it's the same with that video recording of the cash in the vault, a little voice tells you, 'Press record.'" Zondo asks, "At that stage the relationship was good?" Agrizzi replies, "No problem."
#StateCaptureInquiry Pretorius refers to an email which appears to be to Bosasa from Kobus Smith, addressed to an IT coordinator. Smith was a supplier, says Agrizzi. The email dated 9 November reports that Smith cannot do a data recovery on the Bosasa "raid" on its IT system.
#StateCaptureInquiry Pretorius refers to cash in the vault. "R2 million was the minimum we had to have in the vault," says Agrizzi adding it would go up to R6.5 million, or more. "Sometimes much more," he says.
#StateCaptureInquiry "It would go over that over certain periods of time," Agrizzi adds referring to periods such as Christmas when "bonuses" were paid. "You would normally pump up in November," he adds. Zondo asks if Bosasa directors' bonuses were paid from vault cash, too.
#StateCaptureInquiry "It was tax duck," says Agrizzi in reply to Zondo's question on why directors' bonuses were paid in cash. Pretorius then asks how the logistics worked in relation to monies coming in and monies going out.
#StateCaptureInquiry "There was vault deliveries happening at one stage. Every week there would be a delivery of R2.6 million, round about there," begins Agrizzi. Then he says the total of cash delivered weekly changed. He again refers to the "tonnes of chicken" orders.
#StateCaptureInquiry "When the cash was received there was a reconciliation process," says Agrizzi. Agrizzi mentions the vault in the company secretary's office, and the cash then being transferred to the "main" vault, which Agrizzi says is Gavin Watson's vault.
#StateCaptureInquiry "Unfortunately, witnesses do get interfered with," says Agrizzi after speaking of another #Bosasa witness's reported travel to Durban the day before he testified @StateCaptureCom and, per Agrizzi, this witness's subsequent "sudden lapse of memory."
#StateCaptureInquiry Pretorius returns to the directors and shareholders of Dyambeu Investments, which later became Bosasa. "The original interview was with Danny Mansell," says Agrizzi of his arrival at the company.
#StateCaptureInquiry Pretorius asks Agrizzi about the bribes Agrizzi previously reported Bosasa paid. "Who decided who would receive cash?" asks Pretorius. "Chair, very simply. Gavin Watson. He was the ultimate decision-maker," replies Agrizzi.
#StateCaptureInquiry "I would always cut them down, cut them down, cut them down [...] ultimately the decision-maker was Gavin Watson," says Agrizzi. "I would say recommendation," he continues, speaking of advice Agrizzi would give Watson.
#StateCaptureInquiry "Get me to cut them down to the bone, but ultimately he would make the decision," says Agrizzi on determining the amounts to pay Bosasa beneficiaries. "There was always, like R2 million over [...] and that would be left in the vault," says Agrizzi.
#StateCaptureInquiry Agrizzi speaks of Equal Foods and some of its other iterations, Rikele [sic] Construction, one of the liquor outlets and AA Wholesalers under the "racketeering" label. A list of them appears on page six of his supplementary statement.
#StateCaptureInquiry Agrizzi says there were three occasions during which the flag was raised over Bosasa not having a clean audit, he believes his supplementary papers include three letters to that effect. He speaks of "false invoices" and cash cheques arranged to pay them.
#StateCaptureInquiry Agrizzi cites a "fictitious casual workers" scheme in which construction workers' wages on a payroll were, he claims, manipulated. "All these casual wages are easy to identify in the HR department [...] all you need to do is ask for the building contracts."
#StateCaptureInquiry Agrizzi says this "fictitious casual workers" ploy ran for about eight months to a year but then he put an end to it over concerns for safety. "Something was bound to go wrong," he says on amounts of up to R700,000 being ferried about.
#StateCaptureInquiry Agrizzi goes through a list of #Bosasa contacts and the relevant years. The include maintaining gardens at @PostofficeSa, Department of Correctional Services training and maintenance, Sondolo IT, Phezulu Fencing and running North West youth centres.
#StateCaptureInquiry Agrizzi speaks of Bosasa's contract with the Department of Justice and Correctional Services, also its contracts with Acsa and the Department of Home Affairs. He says he is going on memory and this is not a comprehensive list.
#StateCaptureInquiry Pretorius refers to the approximate value of the contracts Agrizzi was asked to estimate. "You probably find that it's within a million rand or two million rand," begins Agrizzi.
#StateCaptureInquiry "Let's say this is pay-as-you-go," says Agrizzi noting he can't include houses, cars bought for Department of Correctional Services (DCS) officials. He says the DCS contract was worth about R580 million per annum, Bosasa spent about ±R50 million on bribes.
#StateCaptureInquiry Agrizzi says the Acsa contract was worth about R32 million per annum and Bosasa spent about R2.2 million on bribes to officials from that company. He's going through a list of #Bosasa contracts and estimated related expenditure on alleged bribes.
#StateCaptureInquiry "Eskom, I don't know, but I was told reliably there is something there [...] there's an access control contract," says Agrizzi. He's said he will seek the information but he won't "coerce" whoever he approaches for this information.
#StateCaptureInquiry Agrizzi summarises the figures he has read, saying the sum annual contracts value is R2.5 billion for the relevant period. He's testified he was told to factor in percentage increases for the bribes.
#StateCaptureInquiry "You don't want to declare it as a dividend because then you pay tax on the profit [...] you take it in as consumption," says Agrizzi. He's describing how the bribes at Bosasa were hidden, he alleges, in the Bosasa accounts.
#StateCaptureInquiry "Each contract was totally different. In Lindela they weren't receiving value for money, in the youth centres they were receiving value for money," says Agrizzi in reply to a question from Pretorius on whether or not the State got value for money from Bosasa.
#StateCaptureInquiry Proceedings adjourn for tea and will resume at 11:30.
#StateCaptureInquiry Proceedings have resumed and Agrizzi is now answering a question on alleged bribes to Nomvula Mokonyane. He says R50,000 was packed monthly in a grey security bag and he was personally present during two handovers of the cash.
"She was sitting there [...] Mr Watson was there, I was there [...] there were some other people [...] we had a meeting," says Agrizzi saying the meeting ran "late into the night" and Watson, he alleges, left the back "on the chair" when they left. "That I can attest to," he says
#StateCaptureInquiry Agrizzi cannot recall the exact date of the first occassion but says it was at the time Mokonyane was Premier. He says the second time occurred in Krugersdorp. "This last one seems rather vague," says Zondo before pressing Agrizzi. "Give us more," says Zondo.
#StateCaptureInquiry "You know, I can recollect the house, I can recollect there was a meeting," says Agrizzi of the second occasion. "The money was packed the day before [...] the money wasn't packed by me, it was packed by Gavin."
#StateCaptureInquiry Agrizzi claims the second occasion during which he alleges he witnessed Mokonyane accepting money was in her study, there was memorabilia, she came downstairs. "When was I present? I was present on those two occasions," says Agrizzi.
#StateCaptureInquiry Agrizzi says he was present on those two occasions, on a third occasion he was present when Watson was reportedly en route to meet Mokonyane. "I was present when I gave it [the package of cash] to him," says Agrizzi.
#StateCaptureInquiry Agrizzi has testified on the second occasion he was under the impression Mokonyane was more involved with elections. Zondo summarises his evidence on the different occasions, Agrizzi confirms the times he says was and was not present for the alleged handover.
#StateCaptureInquiry Agrizzi says he got a call from Gavin on a certain occasion and he went with Watson in Watson's Porsche Cayenne Turbo S. "There was [sic] a lot of issues with regard to lighting," he says after citing other problems, like a green pool, at Mokonyane's property
#StateCaptureInquiry Whatever the problem was, says Agrizzi, it had to get done and he estimates the improvements to Mokonyane's property were about R300,000. Next Pretorius asks Agrizzi about his mention of paying functions in his supplementary affidavit.
#StateCaptureInquiry Agrizzi says he was ordered to supply lunch packs with pieces of chicken, slices of bread, juice and more which had to be delivered to the University of Johannesburg's campus. "That's the type of request and you just had to do it and make it work," he says.
#StateCaptureInquiry "Lekgotlas [...] I think I have got more ANC t-shirts in my cupboard [...] you got t-shirts and caps [...] Siyanqoba rallies, we did those free of charge [...] funerals [...] all of that we would do [...] it's fact," says Agrizzi.
#StateCaptureInquiry Zondo asks Agrizzi about a late night call he claims he received from Watson giving orders to provide lunch packs overnight. "You are talking having to keep people back - 20, 30 people - because you have to pack five- or ten-thousand packs," says Agrizzi.
#StateCaptureInquiry Pretorius asks Agrizzi about evidence regarding the provision of hired vehicles for Mokonyane's daughter. "Costs here would be between R80,000 and R150,000," he says adding there would be other costs, like accidents.
#StateCaptureInquiry "There are numerous examples," says Agrizzi when Zondo asks if he has personal knowledge of arranging vehicles for other politicians' children. He claims he did so for Vincent Smith's daughter and then "there is another one."
#StateCaptureInquiry Zondo and Pretorius urge Agrizzi to provide additional information. "I remember now, Richard Mti's kids that would get flights and tickets and cars," he says.
[SUMMARISED] #StateCaptureInquiry Agrizzi: I work off my memory. I don't have the paperwork. I look for the facts and then I find the facts. How I have had to fish and try and get my old cell phone records. I have asked even the old attorneys for information, they refused.
#StateCaptureInquiry Pretorius notes mention of the purchase of food products - meat hampers, liquor and other items - for Mokonyane that, he claims, would be delivered on an annual basis. "Ten years," Agrizzi estimates on the duration of these reported deliveries.
#StateCaptureInquiry Agrizzi reports ad hoc requests from time to time. Pretorius refers to an annexure. An email chain. Agrizzi says, "I would get requests like this all the time." He says the email chain was sourced from an archive folder.
#StateCaptureInquiry "This one relates to somebody needing help with purchasing of equipment and importing equipment [...] you feel obliged to do this because this person has been sent to you," says Agrizzi.
#StateCaptureInquiry "Our door was knocked on all the time," says Agrizzi. Pretorius notes that the original request from Mokonyane was forwarded by a Ms Ndaba. Pretorius notes a "direct communication" via email from Mokonyane to Agrizzi on 13 April.
[JUST IN] #StateCaptureInquiry Angelo Agrizzi has submitted an email chain to the @StateCaptureCom showing "direct communication" purported to be from Nomvula Mokonyane to him regarding a request.
#StateCaptureInquiry "She was very powerful," says Agrizzi of Mokonyane. He reports he was told to do exactly what she wanted due to her political clout (my paraphrasing). He introduces a wind farm that was the subject of major controversy.
[SUMMARISED] #StateCaptureInquiry Agrizzi: The big thing for me was the SIU case. I remember when we were running the ANC call centre, she turned around, I was walking with Gavin, she said to me don't worry about it, it's closed. The thing's closed. Don't worry about it.
#StateCaptureInquiry Agrizzi says on the wind farm project, Watson was involved and he saw an article on it. "I got a call to say why this whole thing is happening," says Agrizzi. He's said a Watson family member had an interest in the reportedly controversial business.
#StateCaptureInquiry Pretorius notes the establishment of the wind farm on a certain plot was an "environmentally sensitive" issue. "The members of the Watson family are involved in several companies that apparently own or manage the land," says Pretorius. "Correct," says Agrizzi
#StateCaptureInquiry Pretorius refers to a @GroundUp_News article on the wind farm. Based on the extracts Pretrorius is reading, it appears to be the following article (though I stand corrected). groundup.org.za/article/minist…
#StateCaptureInquiry Pretorius reads from the @GroundUp_News article, "But the wind farm received the environmental go-ahead from the national Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) in April last year. This decision is now under appeal." Pretorius asks who'd hear the appeal.
Agrizzi says Mokonyane would have heard the appeal. Pretorius reads from John Yeld's @GroundUp_News article: Mokonyane should be preparing to consider the appeals. But she may be facing a significant conflict of interest that should disqualify her from making any appeal decision.
#StateCaptureInquiry Pretorius refers to Mokonyane's response to the claim of a conflict of interest in Yeld's @GroundUp_News article. It is as follows: Mokonyane has indicated through her spokesperson Mlimandlela Ndamase that she will not withdraw from the adjudication process.
#StateCaptureInquiry The response, again in Yeld's @GroundUp_News article continues. '“The Minister exercises her powers in line with law and processes of the department. This power is not exercised in isolation from the above,” Ndamase said in response to questions by GroundUp.'
#StateCaptureInquiry Pretorius returns to Agrizzi's statement. He introduces a meeting between Agrizzi, Watson and Joe Gumede. Agrizzi says, "I started questioning things, I started to say, 'You know, why are we doing this, guys?' [...] I was told, 'Listen, back off.'"
#StateCaptureInquiry "It was clear that he didn't want anyone interfering with her, stopping her. She was his political ally," claims Agrizzi of Watson's alleged dynamic with Mokonyane.
"Those connections and friends are widespread [...] I don't know all of them," says Agrizzi reporting he was told the Watsons "are the most politically-connected family in South Africa." He's cited a claim that the Watson children were close to some of Zuma's children.
#StateCaptureInquiry Agrizzi claims when he raised the risk of being political in business and questioned the dynamic with Mokonyane, "I was told categorically, I was actually scolded. I was told, 'Shut up.'" He notes Jacob Zuma was, at the time, the President and shrugs.
#StateCaptureInquiry Pretorius asks Agrizzi about the 'War Room' and Agrizzi comments there was a Mangaung one including a call centre, then there was the 2014 one. "It just consumed the whole company for two or three months," he says. "It was done in 2014 and 2016."
#StateCaptureInquiry "Literally get a week or two weeks to do it. Branding has to go up. It has to become ANC," says Agrizzi before speaking about lodge bookings and catering. "If I asked a question it was, 'SIU matter, my friend [...] if we do this, it will go away.'"
"To run that War Room cost millions and millions of rand," says Agrizzi. Zondo asks, "That kind of operation that you were doing for the ANC [...] you were doing it at the request of somebody." Zondo asks whom. Agrizzi replies in a low almost hushed voice, "Nomvula Mokonayne."
#StateCaptureInquiry Agrizzi testifies that the War Room was run "with military precision" and Bosasa's influence would be subtle. Zondo has asked if either the ANC or Mokonyane would invoice Bosasa. "No," replied Agrizzi.
#StateCaptureInquiry "It was a massive marketing campaign," says Agrizzi citing Bosasa branding on, for example, water bottles. Zondo asks how Bosasa continued to win contracts despite all the allegations and bad press. "They just continued to get contracts and tenders," he says.
#StateCaptureInquiry "Were they looking away?" asks Zondo on government officials who may have overlooked bad press on Bosasa. "There seemed to be nothing being done by anybody. Ah. You might not be able to say anything..." Agrizzi says, "That's the power that the Watsons have."
#StateCaptureInquiry Zondo refers to press reports on a certain huge amount allegedly donated by Bosasa to the ANC, which Zondo says was confirmed by a senior member of the ANC. "The question is [...] did senior people in government see all these things [...] did they look away?"
#StateCaptureInquiry Pretorius says it seems to him Agrizzi has given evidence about more than just ad hoc bribery (my words) but an organised network of well-placed, well-connected, politically powerful people and that network would then promote and protect private interests.
[SHOCKING ALLEGATION] #StateCaptureInquiry Agrizzi claims he is aware of cheques of R10 or R12 million sent to the ANC Top Six. Zondo says, if Agrizzi is certain of this claim, he must provide the facts.
#StateCaptureInquiry Zondo says if Agrizzi can't get the documents, he must talk to the legal team and investigators of the @StateCaptureCom in order to assist. "We are the ones that want that information," says Zondo.
#StateCaptureInquiry Pretorius refers to Agrizzi's mention of a series of events involving the North West Department of Social Services. Agrizzi says he has gone through some old emails and archives, only available since the (thwarted) liquidation of African Global Operations.
#StateCaptureInquiry Agrizzi says the meeting with two individuals was about securing a North West DSD contract for IT which would, he claims, be the front for money for election campaigning purposes. He adds there was another such "laundering" plot linked to a fencing contract.
#StateCaptureInquiry Agrizzi speaks on the process involving children awaiting trial and the need for an IT system to admit them, retain records. He then speaks of a contract ostensibly for a computer programme that was, he claims, the vehicle for moving money for electioneering.
"The invoice is raised and the cash is sent out," says Agrizzi noting no one can prove the computer programme is not being used - it is loaded on the system - so it is a useful method, he claims, of laundering money. Training invoices were also used in the same way, says Agrizzi.
#StateCaptureInquiry Pretorius asks about Agrizzi's mention of an incident at Clearwater. He says it has to do with a somewhat "wayward child" and Watson wanted Mti to be happy, he instructed Agrizzi to "inspire" and "motivate" the child. "I agreed to have the meeting," he says.
#StateCaptureInquiry "My son wasn't happy," says Agrizzi. He then adds "nothing ever came of it" but he mentions it as an instance of how he was "personally compromised" and "that was the extent that it went to" at Bosasa.
#StateCaptureInquiry Zondo adjourns for lunch and says proceedings will resume at 14:00.
#StateCaptureInquiry Agrizzi is detailing the dynamic between him, Watson, Linda Mti and Patrick Gillingham. He claims he knew Watson would try to "entrap" Mti and Gillingham. "I was actually shocked, I mean, I didn't know about buying Matric dresses," says Agrizzi.
#StateCaptureInquiry Agrizzi's testified his discovery of the houses and other favours for Mti and Gillingham was delayed. He's claimed shock on learning about some of these gifts to the Department of Correctional Services seniors.
#StateCaptureInquiry Agrizzi says a 2009 phone call from Gillingham was critical. "I got this call that the SIU had raided him. More importantly, he told me, they had done such a good job that they found cash [...] they found a Consilium business card," says Agrizzi.
#StateCaptureInquiry "They didn't raid the garage. The boxes were still there," says Agrizzi. He's claimed that he realised things were more serious when he discovered Gillingham had a Consilium business card with Gillingham's name on it.
#StateCaptureInquiry Agrizzi says after the SIU raid on Gillingham's house, he met Gillingham at a restaurant near Gillingham's house. Then, says Agrizzi, he met Watson who told Agrizzi they needed to visit Mti and Gillingham.
Agrizzi claims Gillingham's concern was his pension, not his suspension from DCS. "Gavin said to me, 'What kind of pension is it? What is the amount?' And he said we needed to make a contingency." Agrizzi claims Watson wanted Gillingham and Mti comfortable as they helped Bosasa.
#StateCaptureInquiry Agrizzi now speaks of people he claims were on the Consilium payroll. He alleges that Watson family members, including Watson's wife and children and Lindie Gouws and Agrizzi featured. "It was like a secret payroll," he says.
#StateCaptureInquiry Pretorius asks if those people who received monies purportedly for doing work actually did work. "Chair, there was no work done. Absolutely nothing," claims Agrizzi (in contrast with the evidence of Peet Venter).
#StateCaptureInquiry Zondo asks, "Was that the position throughout the time that you were there [...] or only from a certain time to a certain time? Namely that people were being paid but were not doing any work for Consilium."
#StateCaptureInquiry Agrizzi says he's speaking of family members and political allies who, he claims, were on the Consilium payroll and drew salaries but did not work. "There were some people who did do some work for Consilium," he continues.
#StateCaptureInquiry Zondo reflects evidence asserting Consilium was a labour broker firm. Agrizzi disagrees, testifying the company did not comply with the statutory requirements for a labour broker firm. He claims it was merely a desk, a computer and a lady printing payslips.
#StateCaptureInquiry To follow the proceedings @StateCaptureCom live, follow the link below. Highlights and extracts of the evidence will feature throughout the day on #eNCA403.
[BREAKING] #StateCaptureInquiry Minister of Environmental Affairs Nomvula Mokonyane has issued a statement rebuffing Angelo Agrizzi’s testimony. She maintains the allegations against her are untrue and this will become evident.
#StateCaptureInquiry Mokonyane says that she was never issued notice as per the @StateCaptureCom rules when he initially testified and filed a complaint in this regard. Mokonyane reports she received notice last night of Agrizzi mentioning her.
#StateCaptureInquiry Mokonyane is cited in the Environmental Affairs statement saying “it is my intention to exercise my rights to testify, cross-examine and call witnesses before the Commission.” She intends to, under oath, dismiss the claims against her by Agrizzi.
Mokonyane writes she intends to provide the Commisson with an honest account of her relationship with Watsons, her role as former ANC Head of Elections and her various roles in government “insofar as they may relate to the ‘false’ allegations of bribery of [herself] by Bosasa.”
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