The latest shock in the state capture debacle, that some of the ruling party’s top 6 had allegedly personally pocketed millions of rands from Bosasa coffers, will undoubtedly have a very negative effect in the eyes of potential investors.

The whole system is contaminated. Given that President Ramaphosa could possibly be implicated, seriously jeopardises South Africa’s current administrative machinery, and will erode the last shred of dignity it possesses.

The country is sick and tired of wave upon wave of corruption revelations crashing down on us. This causes the nation anxiety about the future of our country.

We also note that, former Bosasa COO Angelo Agrizzi is quoted saying that: “I know of large donations given to the top 6 at one stage of 10 to R12 million…”. At how many “stages” were the top 6 allegedly bribed?

The United Democratic Movement therefore advises President Ramaphosa and Justice Zondo to urgently get the police, the Hawks and a team of forensic auditors involved at this stage. A docket must be opened so that the NPA can decide if these alleged villains can be prosecuted.

Issued by:
Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP
UDM President