Johannesburg - Bosasa CEO Gavin Watson ensured that former correctional services CFO Patrick Gillingham’s lifestyle, which included an R110 000 monthly salary, was fully funded by Bosasa.
The controversial businessman even ensured that Gillingham had a house built and funded by Bosasa. When Gillingham was going through a divorce, Bosasa came to his rescue.
These details were revealed by former Bosasa COO Angelo Agrizzi who told the inquiry that he was responsible for ensuring that all of Gillingham’s needs were attended to.
Agrizzi was told by Watson that Gillingham and former prisons boss Linda Mti had been responsible for Bosasa being award dozens of correctional services contracts worth millions of rands.
Agrizzi said he was not aware of the full extent of the relationship between Watson and Gillingham until he read the Special Investigating Unit’s (SIU) report into the corruption at Bosasa involving Mti and Gillingham.