Tebogo Msimanga |
The R1.8 billion BOSASA and Correctional Services Department fraud and corruption matter is postponed to 23 March 2022. The Pretoria Specialised Crimes court ordered that the matter be transferred to the High court at the next appearance.
The Investigating Directorate (ID) will at the next appearance, come with the medical outcome after the state-appointed Pulmonologist examines Angelo Agrizzi in a separate matter. The outcome therein will impact his eligibility to stand trial in this matter.
Investigating Directorate Spokesperson Sindisiwe Seboka said the Agrizzi’ s co-accused matter will be transferred to the High Court, with or without Agrizzi. “The accused in the matter is former Commissioner of Correctional Services (DCS), Linda Mti, former DCS Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Patrick Gillingham, former BOSASA CFO, Andries Van Tonder and former BOSASA COO Angelo Agrizzi.”
The matter relates to four tenders awarded to BOSASA and its subsidiaries between August 2004 and 2007. The tender was for rendering catering and training services, installation of CCTV cameras, installing the perimeter fencing and supplying a television system and monitoring equipment.