JOHANNESBURG - The Congress of the People (Cope) on Wednesday called on law enforcement authorities to not take death threats against whistleblower Angelo Agrizzi lightly following his explosive testimony at the Commission of Inquiry into allegations of state capture.
Agrizzi, a former Bosasa marketing coordinator and chief operations officer, told deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo how his former boss Gavin Watson bribed trade union officials and officials from state-owned companies to win lucrative catering, facilities management and security tenders.
Agrizzi implicated companies such as Gold Fields, Airports Company of South Africa (Acsa), the Post Office, as well as the Department of Correctional Services.
He said that he would show video evidence of Watson, the chief executive of the controversial Bosasa, counting bribe money for state officials, including former correctional services chief financial officer, Patrick Gillingham.
Agrizzi's appearance at the commission was kept under wraps until the last minute due to alleged threats on his life.