Johannesburg - The Zondo commission heard how Bosasa officials went to extensive lengths to erase thousands of documents that detailed the corrupt relationship between Bosasa and the correctional services department.
Advocate Paul Pretorius, for the commission, read through the report compiled by the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) into the corruption between the department and Bosasa, a facilities management company which was award a number of tenders. The report was finalised in 2009.
The SIU had requested access to Bosasa's computer servers system in 2008 and a week before the unit was to copy the information on the company's system they were requested to wait a week before they could access the servers, Pretorius read.
The report detailed how when the forensic investigators had access to the computer servers, it was clear that a computer virus had been installed which resulted in numerous documents being overwritten and deleted.
Angelo Agrizzi confirmed that his computer and that of other officials were searched and duplicated. He said he was aware that the week delay was to allow for more time to erase data from the system which could incriminate the company.