State Capture Inquiry

'Bosasa's modus operandi got politicians enslaved in lavish lifestyle'

The Zondo Commission of Inquiry into state capture will on Tuesday continue to hear testimony from the former Bosasa COO Angelo Agrizzi who's been on the stand since the commission resumed last week.

Investigative journalist Qaanitah Hunter provides insight into Agrizzi's testimony which implicates high profile politicians.

Read: Eusebius: Agrizzi is no hero for blowing the whistle

Nomvula Mokonyane, who is Minister of Environmental Affairs, had a relationship with Bosasa, a relationship that dates back to 2002. The commission heard how she made demands from things like Christmas groceries to her daughters hired Audi.

Qaanitah Hunter, Investigative journalist

The story even gets more bizarre when Mokonyane did not deliver on her side of the bargain and Agrizzi telling the CEO of Bosasa that you are not getting value for your money.

Qaanitah Hunter, Investigative journalist

What really stood out in the testimony is that Bosasa's modus operandi created a dependency for people they bribed to get used to a certain lifestyle get them enslaved to Bosasa in order to get to do what they wanted them to do.

Qaanitah Hunter, Investigative journalist

When Bosasa's modus operandi was discovered and an investigation was initiated, it received political protection because of the bribes it had been paying over the years, says Hunter.

This is the reason none of Bosasa's top executives were ever prosecuted for corruption, she adds.

To hear the rest of the conversation, listen below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : 'Bosasa's modus operandi got politicians enslaved in lavish lifestyle'


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