Nomvula Mokanyane says Angelo Agrizzi’s allegations are defamatory and a results of hatred.
On Monday, the previous minister of environmental affairs, Novula Mokonyane described the claims made in opposition to her by former Bosasa official, Angelo Agrizzi as defamatory and filled with contradictions.
Earlier than the state seize inquiry final 12 months, Agrizzi in his testimony made quite a few allegations in opposition to Mokonyane which incorporates the truth that her house was renovated by Bossa and the corporate additionally assisted her in burying her kinfolk and there have been R50,000 month-to-month funds to her.
She discovered the submissions extreemly defamatory and filled with contradictions.
“I discover that they appear to be an act of of desperation for causes which might be higher recognized of Mr Agrizzi to discredit me, destroy the little of what stays of my character and my household,” Mokonyane mentioned on the fee on Monday.
She additionally discovered it too insensitive for Agrizzi to say that the price of the burial of a few of her members of the family have been funded by Bosasa. She mentioned in any of her bereavements it’s a factor of delight and cultural practices to bury their very own themselves.
She additionally denied the declare that Agrizzi co-ordinated her 50th birthday celebration which held at Victoria Visitor Home in Krugersdorp and mentioned she turned 50 in 2013 and her birthday was hosted at Silverstar On line casino in Krugersdorp.
The fee chairperson, Raymond Zondo mentioned Agrizzi said he had attended conferences the place he and Mokonyane have been current. He additionally accompanied Bosasa CEO, Gavin Watson to an occasion which Mokonyane was current.
“I’ve by no means been in a gathering with Mr Agrizzi and he’s additionally not a private pal or anyone who I can have a social interplay with. I’ve by no means sat on the assembly with Mr Agrizzi,” Mokonyane mentioned.
In his affidavit, Agrizzi mentioned in direction of the top of yearly he was tasked by Watson to see to the Mokonyane household’s Christmas wants and provides them foodstuff which incorporates provisions, 120 circumstances of chilly drink, 4 circumstances of whisky, eight lambs, 12 circumstances of frozen rooster, 200kg of beef and 40 circumstances of beer.
“I’ve by no means obtained something that Mr Agrizzi is stating. Everyone knows in a home like this, one can’t have storage to maintain this stuff. Nor do I’ve house to maintain this stuff,” Mokonyane mentioned on Monday.
The listening to continues.