Mantashe wants to testify after Bosasa security upgrade claims, offers to take journos to his homes

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ANC National Chairperson Gwede Mantashe says he has written a letter which he intends sending to the commission of inquiry into state capture, informing it of his intention to give evidence after it was claimed controversial services company Bosasa paid hundreds of thousands of rands to upgrade security at his homes.

Bosasa, now known as African Global Operations (AGO), has faced a barrage of allegations and evidence that it bribed senior ANC politicians and civil servants to score lucrative government tenders. Its former chief operations officer, Angelo Agrizzi, who was central to alleged bribery for over a decade spent nine days detailing how Bosasa would influence politicians.

And on Thursday, the inquiry heard how the company spent about R300 000 rand on maintenance and security upgrades at three of Mantashe’s properties - one in Johannesburg, and two in the Eastern Cape.

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