JOHANNESBURG - International Relations Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu, on Thursday denied that she was a director of Dyambu Holdings, the company that gave birth to Bosasa, contrary to testimony given by former chief operations officer of Bosasa, Angelo Agrizzi, at the State Capture Commission.
On Wednesday, Agrizzi said he was told that Sisulu, among other ministers including Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, Nomvula Mokonyane, and Speaker of National Assembly Baleka Mbete, were directors of Dyambu.
Dyambu Operations changed to Bosasa Operations (Pty) Ltd in November 2000.
But in a statement with the letterhead of her department, Sisulu said this was incorrect and false.
"The ministry would like to refer Agrizzi to the company registration documents of Dyambu Holdings, the [Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa] BCCSA ruling of July 12, 2000 when the BCCSA corrected M-Net and ruled that Carte Blanche broadcast an apology on the same matter, and the Parliamentary Hansard of February 1997 where Mr Tony Leon apologised for falsely accusing Sisulu of being a director of Dyambu Holdings," it said.