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The Palm Ridge Magistrates Court has postponed the fraud and corruption case against former ANC MP Vincent Smith to 3 December.
Smith was charged with fraud and corruption after he allegedly received money from Bosasa amounting to R800,000 through various transactions.
The gratifications were allegedly in exchange for Smith's political influence as an MP in the ruling party to shield Bosasa from accountability for corrupting correctional services department officials who awarded Bosasa contracts worth billions.
Meanwhile former Bosasa chief operating officer Angelo Agrizzi also appeared in the Palm Ridge magistrate's court this morning to apply for bail in a case in which he faces a charge of corruption.
Agrizzi was formally joined as co-accused with former ANC MP Vincent Smith, who was making his second appearance in court, and Smith's company, Euroblitz 48.
He is facing a corruption charge. The state alleges Agrizzi directly or indirectly gave or agreed to give to Smith the gratifications the state claims he received.
The bail application continues.
Vincent Smith and Angelo Agrizzi appearing before court this morning.— NPASouthAfrica (@NPA_Prosecutes) October 14, 2020
The state is opposing bail for Agrizzi pic.twitter.com/NYfzIShIQK