Whistleblower Angelo Agrizzi, the former chief operations officer of Bosasa Operations, will continue giving his testimony at the Zondo Commission probing state capture on Monday. The hearing was due to start at 10 am but was pushed forward to to 12 pm due to Agrizzi having an appointment in the morning.
Over three days last week, Agrizzi made startling revelations of corruption and a deeply-entrenched culture within the company of paying bribes to government officials to win lucrative tenders.
He showed the Commission a six-minute video recording of Watson and his lieutenants Johannes Gumede and Bosasa executive director Papa Leshabane apparently counting R1 million in stacks of R50,000 bundles cash inside a secret walk-in vault at Bosasa offices.
Reports over the weekend said Agrizzi would this week implicate high-ranking government officials, including water and sanitation minister Nomvula Mokonyane, suspended National Prosecuting Authority officials Nomngcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi, former South African Airways chairperson Dudu Myeni and former President Jacob Zuma, as recipients of bribes that Watson paid to keep investigators and possible prosecution at bay.