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OVERVIEW: Bosasa had captured the department, says Agrizzi at #StateCaptureInquiry

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Angelo Agrizzi, the former chief operations officer of the controversial Bosasa group of companies is at the state capture inquiry. (Jeanette Chabalala, News24)
Angelo Agrizzi, the former chief operations officer of the controversial Bosasa group of companies is at the state capture inquiry. (Jeanette Chabalala, News24)

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21 Jan 2019

Inquiry is adjourned until Tuesday at 10:00
Inquiry is adjourned until Tuesday at 10:00

21 Jan 2019

Agrizzi says he told to trade in his old Audi A6 for a new one and the company would cover the shortfall as a reward to "doing a wonderful job"
Agrizzi says he told to trade in his old Audi A6 for a new
one and the company would cover the shortfall as a reward to "doing a
wonderful job"

21 Jan 2019

Expansion never went out to tender, says Agrizzi

21 Jan 2019

They (Bosasa) had captured the department.  

It was inevitable that the amount would be exceeded, says Agrizzi.  

"You had them in your clutches"

21 Jan 2019

The value of the expansion was R236m, says Agrizzi

21 Jan 2019

Watson instructed Agrizzi to change the company name at the last minute to Sondolo IT  

We were awarded that contract, says Agrizzi

<p>Watson instructed Agrizzi to change the company name at the
last minute to Sondolo IT

&nbsp;

</p><p>We were awarded that contract, says Agrizzi

</p>

21 Jan 2019

Invitation to bid was advertised in February 2005, says Agrizzi

21 Jan 2019

Agrizzi highlights restrictive clauses in the document
Agrizzi highlights restrictive clauses in the document

21 Jan 2019

I was instructed to draft the document in such a manner that Bosasa would be guaranteed to get the contract.

21 Jan 2019

Agrizzi had to draw up a specification document for access control

21 Jan 2019

Watson said Mti gave "very good feedback" from the meeting
Watson said Mti gave "very good feedback" from the
meeting

21 Jan 2019

About 40 people attended the meeting

21 Jan 2019

SuperSport Park meeting is where Agrizzi met Richmond Linda Mti  

Bosasa showcased its services

21 Jan 2019

Increase was 234 000 to R406 000  

Agrizzi jokes that his wife probably took 90% of that

<p>Increase was 234 000 to R406 000

&nbsp;
</p><p>Agrizzi jokes that his wife probably took 90% of that

</p>

21 Jan 2019

Contract was extended to other correctional centres at the value of R14m extra per month  

All Bosasa employees received substantial increases

21 Jan 2019

Although the bid was submitted for R239m, they probably would have paid closer to R310m, says Agrizzi

21 Jan 2019

90% would be normal meals  

Special meals are exactly the same type of meal, but at double the cost, says Agrizzi

<p>90% would be normal meals 

&nbsp;

</p><p>Special meals are exactly the same type of meal, but at
double the cost, says Agrizzi

</p>

21 Jan 2019

The value of the contract R239m per year, says Agrizzi

21 Jan 2019

Agrizzi says he knew the bid process was "improper".  

I mentioned it to Mr Gavin Watson  

"As always, Mr Watson had it all under control – that's what he told me."

<p>Agrizzi says he knew the bid process was
"improper".

&nbsp;

</p><p>I mentioned it to Mr Gavin Watson

&nbsp;

</p><p>"As always, Mr Watson had it all under control – that's
what he told me."

</p>

21 Jan 2019

"When the bid came out, I was told, we had to tender for it," says Agrizzi

21 Jan 2019

At first, Agrizzi thought the blueprint was a report, but it became a tender specifications document
At first, Agrizzi thought the blueprint was a report, but it
became a tender specifications document

21 Jan 2019

The prison tour gave Bosasa an edge in being able to get more business from Correctional Services, says Agrizzi

21 Jan 2019

I did not pay for Gillingham at all on the tour, says Agrizzi

21 Jan 2019

Patrick Gillingham, former CFO of Correctional Services, was involved with Bosasa, says Agrizzi
Patrick Gillingham, former CFO of Correctional Services, was
involved with Bosasa, says Agrizzi

21 Jan 2019

Agrizzi drew up a blueprint for the catering needs for Correctional Services  

"But we were not to wear Bosasa uniforms."

21 Jan 2019

Contract was to train senior officials from the Department of Correctional Services on catering, says Agrizzi
Contract was to train senior officials from the Department
of Correctional Services on catering, says Agrizzi

21 Jan 2019

PP: How did the matter arise in Parliament?

Agrizzi: There was a newspaper report, and Mr Smith tried to make out that I had loaned him the cash. @CowansView

21 Jan 2019

Agrizzi says Smith's claims in aftermath of News24 reports that he had a loan with Agrizzi was 'devoid of truth'. @CowansView

21 Jan 2019

Agrizzi rejects Smith's assertion that there was a loan agreement between them  

"I would never have loaned him money"

<p>Agrizzi rejects Smith's assertion that there was a loan
agreement between them

&nbsp;

</p><p>"I would never have loaned him money"

</p>

21 Jan 2019

Bosasa scandal 2: Top ANC MP Vincent Smith got cash, CCTV

Long-serving ANC MP Vincent Smith was paid at least R670 000 by controversial facilities management group Bosasa over the past three years.

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21 Jan 2019

R267 000 payment made for university fees for Smith's daughter
R267 000 payment made for university fees for Smith's
daughter

21 Jan 2019

AA: The duty to see to the installation was Mr Richard le Roux, if I am not mistaken he was employed by Sondolo IT (Bosasa company). @CowansView

21 Jan 2019

Bosasa arranged cash payments for the security equipment
Bosasa arranged cash payments for the security equipment

21 Jan 2019

PP: Was there an occasion when a crime incident occurred at Mr Smith's house?

AA: Not sure what kind of crime, Gavin Watson offered to install security and camera system at the house. @CowansView

21 Jan 2019

Agrizzi: Smith said that if decisions needed to be made in parliament, he would ensure a favourable decisions to Bosasa. #StateCaptureInquiry @TeamNews24 @CowansView

21 Jan 2019

Agrizzi: Vincent Smith allegedly intervened to ensure that Zach Modise, correctional services commissioner, would have a "favourable" attitude towards Bosasa. @CowansView
Agrizzi: Vincent Smith allegedly intervened to ensure that Zach Modise, 
correctional services commissioner, would have a "favourable" attitude 
towards Bosasa. 

@CowansView

21 Jan 2019

At some stage, Nwenya and Magagula were moved out of the standing committee on correctional services and the payments to them stopped. @CowansView

21 Jan 2019

AA: During 2016, the monthly payments to Vincent Smith increased to R100 000.

He requested the increase. @CowansView

21 Jan 2019

PP: Did Mr Smith ever question the use of Mr Seopela as a middleman to deliver the cash?

AA: Yes, he grew uncomfortable. During 2015, 2016. @CowansView

21 Jan 2019

I would take a newspaper with me (to pay him money), says Agrizzi
I would take a newspaper with me (to pay him money), says
Agrizzi

21 Jan 2019

Agrizzi confirms that the bribes were not discussed at the 2011 meeting, but merely confirmed.

MPs. Bribed.

I just can't deal with this, this makes me furious. @CowansView

21 Jan 2019

Agrizzi says he wasn't part of the negotiations so doesn't know why the MPs were paid different amounts
Agrizzi says he wasn't part of the negotiations so doesn't
know why the MPs were paid different amounts

21 Jan 2019

Payments were as follows:

Vincent Smith - R45 000

Vincent Magagula - R30 000

Winnie Ngwenya - R20 000

Even in bribes, you will notice, the lady MP received less than the men. @CowansView

21 Jan 2019

Smith was paid R45 000 per month
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