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BOSASA gained a ‘grip’ on Key ANC figures with gifts and money in exchange for tenders

Democrat Alliance leader (DA) John Steenhuisen took a swipe at the ANC following the release of the third State Capture Commission report.

Steenhuisen said report confirms ANC leaders resemble an organised crime union masquerading as a political party.

According to Steenhuisen due to the devastating findings in the third part of the report, it will be more urgent than ever for all South Africans to unite behind the DA pending parliamentary motion of no confidence in the entire cabinet.

“The implication is clear. if we wish to eradicate state capture, we must remove the ANC’s grip from political power,” said Steenhuisen.

He said the report concludes that there is a reasonable prospect” that a probe of top ANC leaders will “uncover a prima facie case.

This report describes the role of the ANC in the state capture which forms the basis of the three aspects of the report.

Whether it’s monitoring corruption in state-owned entities or benefiting from unfair tenders in the Free State and Johannesburg.

The report also implicated Gwede Mantashe, the current ANC chairman and minister of minerals and energy in the Ramaphosa cabinet.

The report states that BOSASA provided “free” security upgrades to Mantashe’s personal property and identify them as “malicious”.

Zondo Commission of Inquiry heard that BOSASA had paid R300 000 for security upgrades to Mantashe’s properties.

The report also implicated Nomvula Mokonyane, currently head of organising at ANC headquarters in Lithuli House.

The Commission finds that former Water and Sanitation Minister [Mokonyane] accepted BOSASA’s “gratification”, and that she breached her constitutional, legislative and ethical obligations. The report recommended she be charged and prosecuted for corruption.

Mokonyane has been implicated in a number of criminal allegations before the commission. This includes evidence from former BOSASA chief operating officer (COO), Angelo Agrizzi  testified that she was paid R50,000 a month for many years to protect the company  from law enforcement agencies.

Agrizzi said he had signed expenses that including 120 cases of cold drink, 40 cases of beers, 4 cases of quality whiskey, 12 cases of frozen chicken, 200 kg of beef braai, eight lambs, and 8 cases of premium brandy.

But Mokonyane denied the allegations

The report found Mokonyane in violation of his law, order, and ethics when he accepted BOSASA’s “gifts”. The report recommended she must be charged and prosecuted for corruption.

Agrizzi, told the Zondo Commission that the company had been involved in a number of frauds during former President Jacob Zuma’s turner.

It also involved donations and reimbursements to the ANC and key members, including the donation of R500, 000 to Cyril Ramaphosa during the 2017 ANC presidential campaign.

Agrizzi also testified that key figures involved in the BOSASA investigation, Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi, received bribes from the company to avoid prosecution.

 

 

 

 

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