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ceppwawuBusinessLive reports that the state-capture inquiry heard on Wednesday that facilities management company Bosasa gave a former union boss grocery parcels amounting to R15‚000 a month for him pressuring petrochemical giant Sasol to give the company a contract.  

Former Bosasa COO Angelo Agrizzi testified that he went to a meeting with Simon Mofokeng, general secretary of the Chemical Energy Paper Printing Wood and Allied Workers Union (Ceppwawu), at the behest of Bosasa CEO Gavin Watson to “sort out Sasol”.  Mofokeng allegedly gave Bosasa inside information on amending their pricing structure in 1999, in order to get a certain contract.  Agrizzi said it was usual practice for Bosasa — now called African Global Operations but then named Dyambu — to put pressure on the union to create a work stoppage in an effort to force management to award tenders to the company.  He stated that after Mofokeng gave them inside information‚ they successfully won the contract.  Agrizzi said that after this‚ he was made to sign off on gifts for Mofokeng, which included meat parcels‚ groceries and soft drinks.  Mofokeng was sacked from Ceppwawu in 2017.

  • Read Qaanitah Hunter’s report on this story in full at BusinessLive
  • Read too, Agrizzi testifies on Bosasa’s cash vault for bribes, at BusinessLive

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