Agrizzi, co-accused appear before the Specialised Commercial Crime Court

2019-03-27 16:58
The Hawks on Wednesday arrested six suspects on allegations of corruption, money laundering and fraud relating to Bosasa. A warrant of arrest has been issued for a seventh suspect.

The Hawks on Wednesday arrested six suspects on allegations of corruption, money laundering and fraud relating to Bosasa. A warrant of arrest has been issued for a seventh suspect. (Lerato Sejake )

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Former Bosasa chief operations officer (COO) Angelo Agrizzi, who made headlines with his explosive testimony at the state capture commission of inquiry, briefly appeared in the Specialised Commercial Crimes Court in Pretoria for corruption on Wednesday.

Alongside him in the dock were former Bosasa executive Andries van Tonder, senior Bosasa official Frans Voster, current Bosasa employee Carlos Bonifacio, former correctional services CFO Patrick Gillingham and former correctional services commissioner Linda Mti.

They have been charged with corruption, money laundering and fraud to the tune of R1.6bn.

READ: Andile Ramaphosa denies ever using his 'influence' to secure Bosasa tenders

Three companies which were allegedly implicated, namely Sondolo IT (PTY) LTD, Phezulu Trading (PTY) LTD and Bosasa will be joined into one before the matter proceeds.

The case was postponed to July 5 so that liquidation proceedings of African Global Operations (AGO), which was formerly known as Bosasa, could be concluded.

This comes after Acting Judge Joolam Ameer in the Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg admitted he may have erred by removing the liquidators and granted them leave to appeal his earlier ruling to the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein.

As a result, the liquidators will now approach the SCA on an urgent basis to permanently regain control of what is left of AGO, News 24 earlier reported.

ALSO READ: 'We will be back for Bosasa': Liquidators ready to take company keys back after High Court admits it may have erred in its judgment

Agrizzi is expected to return to the state capture commission on Thursday.

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