Agrizzi wants corruption against him struck from the roll

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Disgraced former Bosasa Chief Operating Officer (COO) turned corruption whistle-blower, Angelo Agrizzi wants the corruption case against him struck from the roll.

Agrizzi has failed to appear in court for months, citing ill health.

He said that despite his full cooperation and assistance, the state had still not appointed its doctor to examine him.

The Specialised Commercial Crimes Court sitting in the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court, had previously granted the state’s request to use its doctor to examine Agrizzi, who had been ill since October 2020.

Agrizzi’s attorney Daniel Witz says he is back in hospital.

“We were of the view as well as his specialist doctors, that he is not medically fit to stand trial. The state said they want to appoint their own medical expert to assess him. We were not opposed to that. We are still waiting for the state to appoint a medical expert to assess Mr Agrizzi.”

“We, therefore, brought an application for an inquiry into why the state are delaying the appointment of the medical expert, and we are recommending that they withdraw the charges, pending his medical assessment and thereafter if he is fit to stand trial, they can re-institute the charges,” explains Witz.

In the video below, Agrizzi’s attorney Daniel Witz explains why the want the matter to be struck from the roll:

On Tuesday, President Cyril Ramaphosa received Part 3 of the State Capture report.

The four-part report zooms in on Bosasa, now African Global Operations.

The final report is expected to be handed over to the President at the end of April.