Former BOSASA COO referred for mental observation

The Pretoria High Court has ruled that former BOSASA COO, Angelo Agrizzi, be referred for mental observation to determine his fitness to stand trial in the R1.8 billion BOSASA and Correctional Services Department (DCS) matter.

Agrizzi appeared virtually before Judge Makhoba on Thursday.

Handing down judgment, Judge Makhoba said that it was not for the court to decide whether a person is mentally fit to stand trial or not, instead, it is for the professionals to decide.

The Judge also declared that it is the State’s responsibility to ensure that Agrizzi is safely taken to a mental institution and that he takes his medication.

The matter relates to four tenders awarded to BOSASA and its subsidiaries between August 2004 and 2007.

The tender was for rendering catering and training services, the installation of CCTV cameras, installing perimeter fencing, and supplying a television system and monitoring equipment.

The matter has been postponed to 31 October 2023 for the results of mental fitness for Agrizzi.

Source: South African Government News Agency