Tebogo Msimanga |
The Pretoria Specialized Commercial Crimes Court on Friday postponed the R1.8 billion Department of Correctional Services (DCS) tender fraud case involving Bosasa, to 26 November 2020.
Investigating Directorate Spokesperson Sindisiwe Twala said this is to give the defence an opportunity for full disclosures of the case docket. “The accused are former (DCS) Commissioner, Linda Mti , former DCS Chief Financial Officer, Patrick Gillingham, former Bosasa Chief Financial Officer, Andries Van Tonder, and former Chief Operations Officer Angelo Agrizzi “
Twala said they all face charges of fraud, conspiracy to commit fraud, corruption, and money laundering. Charges are in connection with four tenders awarded to Bosasa and its subsidiaries valued at over R1.8 billion, between August 2004 up to 2007.
“Contracts were for the rendering of catering and training services, installation of CCTV cameras, perimeter fencing and the supply of television systems, and monitoring equipment.”
The case was postponed in Agrizzis’ absentia. He was admitted at hospital on Thursday.