Johannesburg - Former Bosasa chief operations officer Angelo Agrizzi has moved to corroborate the investigation conducted and concluded by the Special Investigative Unit (SIU).
Agrizzi began his sixth day of testimony with Advocate Paul Pretorius leading him through the SIU investigation into the corrupt relationship between Bosasa and the department of correctional services.
The SIU concluded its shocking report in 2009 and it was handed over to the NPA and the Hawks. Little movement regarding the case has been reported with allegations that NPA officials were determined to keep the report under wraps.
Pretorius asked Agrizzi to confirm details about a kitchen tender, an access tender and a fencing tender that were awarded to Bosasa and its subsidiary Sondolo IT.
Agrizzi confirmed that former correctional service chief financial officer Patrick Gillingham was instrumental in assisting the facilities company gain access to tenders. He said Bosasa was involved in drafting the tender specifications for various contracts including a fencing contract and kitchen contract. Agrizzi said he understood that payments were made to Gillingham because he was influential.