Johannesburg - Former Bosasa chief operations officer Angelo Agrizzi will on Thursday continue testifying before the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture, corruption and fraud, a day after revealing the company paid bribes for contracts.
On Wednesday, Agrizzi alleged Bosasa chief executive Gavin Watson used his political ties and paid millions of rand to union bosses and government officials to win lucrative contracts at state-owned firms and at mining companies.
Agrizzi said he was Waston's "right-hand man" from 1999 to 2016 when he worked for Bosasa, previously Dyambu Holdings, and that his boss trusted him with sensitive information.
Watson has close ties to officials within the ruling African National Congress (ANC) through his family's anti-apartheid struggle credentials. He contributed R500,000 to President Cyril Ramaphosa's campaign in 2017 and also allegedly installed security equipment at the properties of top party officials.
Agrizzi implicated companies such as GoldFields, Sasol, Airports Company of South Africa, the Post Office, as well as the Department of Correctional Services as having received bribes, saying Watson spent anything between R4 million and R6 million a month in grey plastic bags of money.