However, the Citizen quoted him on Thursday night as saying: “The words uttered were ‘stop talking’. Well, many other threats have been making the rounds. The truth is I actually drove off because I wanted to chase after them. Then I decided not to. Besides, there wouldn’t be any point. The messages have been getting across.
“Do you think for a minute that certain people aren’t going to try absolutely everything to stop me, arrest me, and so on?”
It has emerged from the hearings of the Zondo inquiry into state capture that, according to Agrizzi’s calculations, Bosasa received about R2.5bn in revenue annually via various contracts stemming from provincial governments, state departments and the private sector between 2000 and 2016.
Agrizzi testified earlier this year that the service provision company had forked out about R75m a year on bribes or “gratuities” to secure those contracts, and recollected that there were about 38 government officials and politicians on Bosasa’s payroll.