Congress of the People (COPE) will be laying charges of Corruption against all Correctional Services Senior Officials implicated by former COO of Bosasa, Angelo Agrizzi, when he appeared before the Zondo Commission.
The allegations against these DCS officials are very serious and we believe that the criminal justice system must investigate and act on the allegations.
In his testimony before the Zondo Commission, Angelo Agrizzi, alleged that senior DCS officials were on the payroll of Bosasa; they bribed their way open for lucrative contracts at the Correctional Services
Evidence before the commission also implicated Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha and his deputy Thabang Makwetla
In the light of these serious allegations, COPE is taking this step to lay criminal charges against the implicated officials, because it can’t be business as usual. We have expected that by now the criminal justice system would have acted against these officials and investigated the allegations, but almost after two months since Agrizzi had made the allegations, nothing has happened.
COPE will call upon the police and the NPA to immediately assemble a team of experienced investigators to focus on Correctional Services corruption case; the Hawks has failed the citizens of the country.
Police Station: Brooklyn Police, Pretoria
Date: Tomorrow, Wednesday, 16 April.
Media Attendance contact:
061 267 3300
Issued by Dennis Bloem, National Secretary of Communications.
The Congress of the People (COPE)