ACCOUNTABILITY AT THE HEART OF TRUST
Agrizzi said: “The lady doth protest too much, methinks” – a line from the play Hamlet. He said that he would be stupid to take on a former Cabinet minister if he was not sure of his facts.– William Shakespeare
Article by: Natalie Müller
Former Bosasa COO Mr Angelo Agrizzi has been granted bail at the Johannesburg High Court by Judge Ratha Mokgoatlheng.
The country has been left aghast by news of Angelo Agrizzi, former Bosasa COO being granted bail, this following a hearing on October 14 2020, where he was denied bail by the Specialised Commercial Crime Court sitting in the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court.
[BREAKING NEWS] High Court in Johannesburg grants former Bosasa COO, Angelo Agrizzi, bail.— Newzroom Afrika (@Newzroom405) October 30, 2020
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Agrizzi’s case was heard again today, following his application to appeal the ruling made against him by Magistrate Phillip Venter.
According to the Judge Ratha Mokgoatlheng, The Palm Ridge Court Magistrate did not fulfil his legal obligation in that he did not apply his legal discretion,” Mokgoatlheng said. “The order refusing bail is set aside.”
The judge further stated that “On Friday, Judge Ratha Mokgoatlheng said the court in Palm Ridge misdirected itself both in fact and law.
Former #Bosasa COO, Angelo #Agrizzi has been granted bail by the High Court in Johannesburg. The bail amount will be equal to the total value of his overseas assets. Agrizzi is currently at a private hospital, receiving medical treatment. #eNCA Courtesy #DStv403 pic.twitter.com/4O1bpygUj0— eNCA (@eNCA) October 30, 2020
Reports have emerged that Agrizzi is currently hospitalised and is allegedly on ventilators after going into cardiac arrest whilst remanded in police custody.
The conditions of his bail stipulate that he is required to hand over his passports to the investigating officer.
It has been made mandatory for him to check in with the police on December 3rd and once released he needs to check in with the police station. Agrizzi is officially barred from leaving Gauteng or being in close proximity of any South African airports or ports of entry or exit.
This is a developing story…