Johannesburg - The Zondo commission has heard how evidence was destroyed by Bosasa officials while the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) was conducting an investigation into corrupt activities at Bosasa.
Andries van Tonder, a former chief financial officer at Bosasa, told the commission that Bosasa often funded the travel expenses of "VIP government officials".
The company used a travel company called Blake's Travel Agency to book travel arrangments for the government officials.
Van Tonder did not mention which government officials had their travels funded by Bosasa. The inquiry was earlier told by former Bosasa COO Angelo Agrizzi that the company funded travel expenses for former prisons' bosses Linda Mti and Patrick Gillingham.
The SIU had, at the time, been conducting an investigation into Bosasa. The report was concluded in 2009. Van Tonder said Bosasa officials were nervous about the SIU investigation and efforts were made to cover up evidence that could incriminate the company.