Former Environmental Affairs Minister Nomvula Mokonyane says she didn’t personally profit from Bosasa’s group social funding programmes.
She was responding to questioning on the Fee of Inquiry into State Seize in Johannesburg concerning the allegations former Bosasa Chief Operations Officer Angelo Agrizzi made in opposition to her.
Agrizzi advised the fee final 12 months that Bosasa used to purchase Mokonyane massive provides of alcohol and meat for her Christmas gatherings. He mentioned the corporate additionally used to cater for her birthday events and the funerals of her family members.
Mokonyane says meals provides have been solely delivered to her home as soon as.
“There was one occasion the place they introduced issues as a result of the Kagiso Group Corridor was below reconstruction after which the meals was collected … every thing. And the ladies in Kagiso … as they usually did, together with veterans, that they had their very own massive pots and personal stoves. They got here and cooked and the next day everyone had a feast. That’s the solely time.”
Within the video under, former Minister Nomvula Mokonyane seems earlier than the Fee of Inquiry into State Seize:
Agrizzi additionally advised the fee that Mokonyane was considered one of quite a lot of individuals who Bosasa paid month-to-month bribes. He alleged that Bosasa had put in CCTV cameras and different safety tools at her house.
Nevertheless, Mokonyane has described Agrizzi’s allegations in opposition to her as defamatory, contradictory and hateful.
“A state-owned entity Telkom was a kind of who sponsored our nationwide convention and plenty of different companies which can be included right here and this has been one thing that has been completed, not just for the ANC, not just for me, not just for members of the ANC, however this has been a part of the democratic operations on this nation the place companies have chosen to help those that they really feel would pursue their pursuits and would reconstruct and rebuild this nation. The help that was given and the connection had no strings connected.”