‘ZUMA CALLED HAWKS ON BOSASA’S BE­HALF’

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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.

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