South Africa: Whistleblower Nabbed For Graft

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The primary whistleblower in South Africa’s state capture inquiry was among seven suspects  who have been charged with corruption, money laundering, and fraud, Business Day, a daily newspaper in South Africa, reported.

A spokesperson for the Hawks, the national law enforcement agency devoted to organized crime and corruption, said Wednesday that five of the suspects would appear in the Specialised Commercial Crime Court in Pretoria that morning.

One of them is Angelo Agrizzi, a chief whistleblower in South Africa’s ongoing state capture inquiry. The others include former correctional services officers and other Bosasa employees.

The inquiry was launched following a scandal which erupted after documents leaked to the South African press in 2017 revealed close ties between then-president Jacob Zuma and the well-connected Gupta family. Several of Zuma’s children served as directors of Gupta companies.

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