‘ZUMA CALLED HAWKS ON BOSASA’S BEHALF’
Agrizzi said (Dudu) Myeni (former SAA chair) coordinated numerous meetings at Zuma’s Nkandla homestead. Watson was concerned that the R300 000 he was giving Myeni every month wasn’t being delivered to Zuma in full. “He arranged to meet with President Zuma at Nkandla, and there he personally handed R300 000 cash to the president.” Agrizzi told the Zondo
commission that at the same Nkandla meeting Watson raised the issue of the criminal investigation into Bosasa by the Special Investigating Unit. “President Zuma agreed to make a call to a senior Hawks official.”
On another occasion, Watson asked Agrizzi to attend a meeting with Myeni. “He said she had important information about the Hawks investigation and she also had discussions with the NPA.”
Once more, Watson prepared the R300 000 and they went to Pretoria’s Sheraton Hotel.
There they allegedly received a briefing from Myeni about the state of the investigation.
“She said she was trying to arrange that the investigation be terminated. She produced a police case docket and was insistent that I not make copies.”
Agrizzi did manage to take some photos with his cellphone. He attached the photographs as part of his evidence.
“I point out that the carpet in the hotel is visible in one of the photographs. The commission’s investigators have found this to be correct. At the meeting, Gavin Watson requested that the matter be put to bed and shut down.”
Gavin Watson (left) and former President Jacob Zuma.