Medical report to determine Agrizzi’s eligibility to stand trial in Bosasa case: NPA – SABC News

A medical report from a state-appointed pulmonologist will determine whether Bosasa’s former chief operating officer, Angelo Agrizzi, is eligible to stand trial in Bosasa’s R1.8 billion fraud and corruption case.

Agrizzi, former commissioner of corrections Linda Mti, former chief financial officer Patrick Gillingham and former Bosasa executive Andries van Tonder face charges related to four tenders awarded to Bosasa and its subsidiaries between 2004 and 2007. The contracts included the provision of catering and training services. , installation of CCTV cameras and fences.

The Pretoria Crimes Court has transferred the case to the High Court, but it is unclear whether Agrizzi will attend as he has not been to previous appearances due to health issues.

The case is due to go to the High Court on March 23.

National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Sindisiwe Seboka said the outcome of the medical report will affect his eligibility to stand trial in the case.

“The Investigations Directorate will present at the next court appearance a medical result after the state-appointed pulmonologist examines Angelo Agrizzi in a separate case. The result will affect his eligibility to stand trial in this case. ID has however further made concessions that the case of Agrizzi’s co-defendants will be transferred to the High Court with or without Agrizzi,” Seboka said.

Agrizzi released on bail by Johannesburg High Court

In 2020, Agrizzi was released on bail by the Johannesburg High Court.

Agrizzi has been in jail since Oct. 14 after the Commercial Crimes Tribunal sitting at Palm Ridge Magistrates’ Court refused to grant him bail.

He faces a bribery charge related to payments made to former African National Congress (ANC) member Vincent Smith, who is also out on bail for fraud and bribery.

Although Agrizzi has been in jail, he is in a private hospital under police surveillance after suffering a heart attack.

Agrizzi’s bail conditions include reporting to police once a week once he is released from hospital.

Angelo Agrizzi in court: