Angelo Agrizzi Health Latest: Former Bosasa COO Now In Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
Former Bosasa COO Angelo Agrizzi is now in intensive care unit (ICU).
Sources have confirmed that Agrizzi is in ICU and that doctors have been trying to stabilise him throughout the morning.
This comes after confirmation by the Department of Correctional Services spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo that Agrizzi’s family had moved the corruption accused official from a public to a private hospital on Monday. Correctional services could not comment on the severity of Agrizzi’s condition.
Last week the Department of Correctional Services confirmed. had been transferred from prison to hospital. In a statement last Thursday, Nxumalo said: “All inmates are entitled to healthcare services in line with correctional provisions. His condition will continue to be monitored.”
Last Wednesday, Agrizzi was denied bail by the Specialised Commercial Crimes Court sitting in the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court. He is facing charges of corruption in relation to allegedly making payments to former ANC MP Vincent Smith. Smith allegedly received payments amounting to R800 000 through Euro Blitz 48.
Magistrate Phillip Venter said he was satisfied that a prima facie case had been made against Agrizzi, who appeared alongside his co-accused, Smith, last Wednesday.
In his judgment, Venter also said he was satisfied that Agrizzi had the financial means to set up and sustain a “comfortable lifestyle” elsewhere, should he decide to abscond.
Agrizzi’s attorney Daniel Witz confirmed that he is appealing the bail ruling. Witz said they have already served the papers to the court.
Meanwhile, DCS also refuted reports that former Northern Cape finance MEC and ANC chairperson John Block has been released.
“We want to categorically state that allegations of offender Block being placed on parole are devoid of any truth and must be dismissed. He remains incarcerated in our facility and will only be considered for parole placement after serving the minimum required time,” Nxumalo said.
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