Tebogo Msimanga |
The Pretoria Specialised Crimes Court on Thursday postponed the corruption and money laundering case of two former Bosasa officials to 24 June 2021, for the state to respond to a request for further particulars.
Former Bosasa fleet manager, Frans Vorster, and former accountant, Carlos Bonafacio, appeared briefly on a charge of corruption with Bonafacio facing an additional charge of money laundering.
Spokesperson for Investigating Directorate, Sindisiwe Seboka said the two-stand accused of facilitating a payment of R180 000 bribe for the benefit of former Department of Correctional Services chief financial officer, Patrick Gillingham.
“Gillingham was part of the department’s bid adjudication committee which awarded contracts valued over a R1 billion to Bosasa.”
Seboka added that the two acted in common purpose with former Bosasa chief operating officer, Angelo Agrizzi, by paying R180 000 to a Roodepoort car dealership in April 2007 as a deposit for the purchase of a Mercedes- Benz valued at R550 000 for the benefit of Gillingham.