Johannesburg - Bribes that were illicitly given to officials at the Correctional Services Department by controversial facilities management company Bosasa were substantially increased when former SARS boss Tom Moyane was appointed as national commissioner of the department.
This is according to former Bosasa chief operating officer Angelo Agrizzi, who is currently testifying before the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture in Parktown, Johannesburg.
Since he took the stand last week, Agrizzi has detailed how Bosasa gave monthly payments to politicians and officials in various government departments and state owned companies in a bid to secure or retain contracts.
On Monday, Agrizzi said the amount spent by the company monthly to bribe officials at the correctional services department increased substantially when Moyane took over in 2016.
“The initial amount was R500 000 a month. The amount was amended to increase to R750 000 and this is when the commissioner was appointed,” Agrizzi said.