Former Bosasa chief operating officer Angelo Agrizzi told Judge Ray Zondo's inquiry last week that the company had paid media consultants to discredit Basson and fellow colleague Carien du Plessis "to get rid of negative publicity".
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Basson told Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo that he discovered that the caller was Benedicta Dube, a former journalist who worked at, among others eTV and Financial Mail, who it was also established was being paid by Bosasa.
The judicial commission of inquiry into state capture on Tuesday morning heard testimony from Adriaan Basson, one of the first journalists to uncover the truth behind Bosasa's dealings.
News24 editor-in-chief Adriaan Basson was the first witness to give evidence at the Zondo Commission on Tuesday.
Watson's attorney of many years knows plenty of the goings-on behind closed doors at Bosasa and not only has an ethical duty, but as an officer of the court is also legally obliged to tell Zondo if he was ever compromised or requested to act illeg...
PRETORIA – Veteran journalist Adriaan Basson has told the state capture inquiry that Bosasa had intelligence on him and used public relations officers to harass and intimidate him.
News24 Editor Adriaan Basson told the inquiry that he had taken interest in Bosasa after it was revealed in Parliament that the company was awarded a number of contracts by the department of correctional services in 2006.
State Capture inquiry chairman, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo.
Johannesburg - Two more Bosasa officials are expected to testify at the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into allegations of State Capture on Thursday.
News24 editor-in-chief Adriaan Basson told the state capture inquiry on Tuesday that he had received threatening phone calls from Bosasa staff, after publishing a series of stories on the controversial prison facilities company in 2009.
JOHANNESBURG - Veteran journalist Adriaan Basson has described to the state capture commission how he faced threats from Bosasa that were intended to stop him from investigating the company.
Cape Town - The Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State capture heard shocking revelations this week as numerous witnesses took to the stand.
Bloem, who chaired the committee between 2004 and 2009 before leaving the ANC to join Cope, approached the commission currently probing state capture with a request to give evidence regarding Bosasa and top officials at the correctional services d...
The commission, which is the oversight body for magistrates in South Africa, has confirmed that claims that Nair received security benefits from controversial facilities management company Bosasa, were deliberated upon by the ethics committee duri...
New evidence has emerged of Bosasa staff installing security upgrades at the Cala, Eastern Cape, home of ANC national chairperson and Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe.
He also told the judicial commission of inquiry into allegations of state capture, led by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, how the ANC was acutely aware of many MPs' concerns about the department's arrangements and deals with controversial serv...
The shenanigans involving the Guptas gave rise to a body of literature which examined the creation of a secret parallel state run by the Zuptas, as the coalition between the family and leading politicians became known.
The inquiry was earlier told by former Bosasa COO Angelo Agrizzi that the company funded travel expenses for former prisons' bosses Linda Mti and Patrick Gillingham.
Pretoria - The Mokgoro inquiry into the fitness of two top suspended advocates to hold office has requested that self-confessed racist and former Bosasa executive Angelo Agrizzi testify before it.
Commission chairperson, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, remarked at one stage that "the husband, the wife and the kids were driving cars bought by Bosasa".
Bosasa employee Richard le Roux looks at his files on the witness stand at the Zondo Commission before the start of the second session.