Durban – Suspended KwaZulu-Natal Correctional Services boss Mnikelwa Nxele -- who has been named as receiving bribes from prison service provider Bosasa -- has told the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture that he wants to cross-examine Angelo Agrizzi.
Nxele was speaking to African News Agency (ANA) outside the Durban Labour Court on Tuesday, where he was trying to have his suspension – effective Wednesday last week -- overturned.
According to Nxele and the department of correctional services (DCS), the suspension had nothing to do with revelations made by former Bosasa chief operating officer Agrizzi at the commission.
Nxele said he had written to the commission and had noted with “concern” that he was not notified that he would be implicated in any allegations of wrongdoing.
Agrizzi -- who finished his testimony on Tuesday after two weeks on the stand -- told the commission last Tuesday that Nxele received R57 000 a month for his influence. Nxele is the DCS regional commissioner for KwaZulu-Natal.