Johannesburg - The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said on Thursday that it had taken note of former Bosasa COO Angelo Agrizzi's testimony at the state capture inquiry in which he alleged that bribes were paid to the union's former Kloof Gold Mine branch chairperson, the late Jackson Mafika, to win catering tenders.
NUM PWV chairperson Ndlela Radebe said the union will request copies of the statement made by Agrizzi and will take things from there.
Radebe said it was unfortunate that Mafika passed on in 2013 and cannot respond to allegations levelled against him at the commission.
"NUM would, however, like to make it clear that it does not support fraud and corruption of any kind. We are following the evidence led by Mr Agrizzi closely and will determine as to what an extent is NUM implicated and whether there is any step we need to take to protect its name and integrity," Radebe said.
On Wednesday, Agrizzi told the commission chaired by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo that Bosasa chief executive Gavin Watson had used his political ties to win a lucrative contract for his company at GoldFields. The tender was for the provision of catering services at the mine's hostels.