Former Bosasa COO Angelo Agrizzi.
Felix Dlangamandla, Netwerk24
- Former Bosasa COO Angelo Agrizzi says he can be making use of to cross-examine Nomvula Mokonyane following her testimony on the Zondo fee.
- Agrizzi says he stands by allegations that Mokonyane acquired money funds, groceries and alcohol from Bosasa.
- Mokonyane denied the allegations on Monday when she appeared earlier than the inquiry.
Former Bosasa chief working officer Angelo Agrizzi says he stands by his testimony about how Nomvula Mokonyane acquired money funds, items and residential upkeep from Bosasa.
Talking on Radio 702 on Tuesday, Agrizzi mentioned he would apply to cross-examine Mokonyane on the Zondo fee of inquiry.
On Monday, Mokonyane appeared earlier than the fee and denied damning allegations levelled in opposition to her by Agrizzi.
She mentioned allegations in opposition to her have been extraordinarily defamatory and stuffed with contradictions. Mokonyane additionally mentioned Agrizzi was being insensitive in the direction of her and her household.
Early final 12 months, Agrizzi alleged that Mokonyane acquired money funds from the companies agency, whereas it additionally paid for upkeep at her residence, together with a backyard service, repairs to electrical fencing and the set up of a brand new digicam system.He alleged the previous minister acquired R50 000 a month in money from Bosasa. He additionally mentioned Mokonyane acquired items, together with meat and costly alcohol, for her household.
Talking to Radio 702’s Clement Manyathela, Agrizzi was requested about Mokonyane’s testimony rubbishing the allegations he had made in opposition to her.
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In response, he mentioned: “I do not suppose there was any agenda. The one agenda that was there was a request from [Deputy] Decide [Raymond] Zondo which was to come back and produce issues to state seize fee in order that we might forestall a recurrence of it sooner or later and that is precisely what we did. I am certain you realize I like [William] Shakespeare… and he makes the assertion that claims ‘the woman doth protest an excessive amount of’.
“I believe that is precisely what it’s. I believe that you realize we gave our statements, we gave our proof and sure there was an outstanding outcry from her, let’s let Decide Zondo do his work. Let him resolve,” he mentioned.
Requested if he stood by his allegations that Mokonyane acquired R50 000 per 30 days from Bosasa and that the corporate purchased her groceries, together with costly alcohol and paid for her relative’s funeral, he answered: “I stand by them 100%”.
“It’s factual and the advantage of it, is that the individuals, as an example, I believe Qedani Mahlangu [former social development MEC] was on the home within the assembly once I was there with Nomvula Mokonyane.
“So, you realize individuals will begin realising it and folks will know what’s occurring and I believe what’s vital for me is that the reality comes out. Certain, possibly one or two inaccuracies with reference to dates, however you have to bear in mind one thing, that is now 18 months after I’ve given my testimony, why has it taken too lengthy?”
Agrizzi additionally mentioned he met with Mokonyane on quite a few events at her home, including that they had loads of conversations.
“What would I’ve to realize to lie about her? I might be completely silly if I used to be taking over the minister and a authorities official if I did not consider within the details I had”.