'Bosasa not the only corrupter at correctional services', state capture inquiry hears

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- citizen.co.za | one year ago

The rot at the department of correctional services went further than just the Bosasa scandal, Congress of the People (Cope) spokesperson Dennis Bloem told the state capture commission of inquiry on Friday.

Bloem said procurement laws were often flouted at the department, led by then minister of correctional services Ngconde Balfour. Then national commissioner of prisons Linda Mti was linked to multi-billion rand fraud and corruption at the department along with then CFO Patrick Gillingham.

Bloem said his testimony corroborated that of former Bosasa COO Angelo Agrizzi on how MPs and prison officials received bribes from Bosasa to ensure that the company received lucrative contracts from the department.

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