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Another ANC high profil member is blamed of corruption

Johannesburg - More burdens are stacking up for ANC part and previous MP Vincent Smith as more charges are set to be added on top of the debasement accusations he as of now faces. 

The Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court on Wednesday deferred the matter including Smith and previous Bosasa Chief Operations Officer Angelo Agrizzi to September 28. 

The National Prosecuting Authority's Investigating Directorate (ID) made an application under Section 157(2) of the Criminal Procedure Act to have the issue of the pair isolated. 

This is after Agrizzi neglected to show up in court already, because of a demonstrated ailment, which prompted Smith to go to court alone. In May the ID applied for a detachment of the case. 

ID representative Sindisiwe Seboka affirmed that the Palm Ridge Specialized Crimes Court allowed the application to not encroach on Smith's established right to a reasonable and quick preliminary. 


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Seboka said Agrizzi's attorney Mannie Witz had presented a clinical report that Agrizzi is as of now ill-suited to stand preliminary. 

At whatever point Agrizzi showed up, be it at the State Capture Commission or giving meetings, he had been seen utilizing an oxygen pipe gadget. 

Moreover, the ID advised the court of approaching extra charges to be brought against Smith in a similar matter. 

"Agrizzi and Smith have been accused of defilement, while Smith deals with extra indictments of extortion," Seboka said. 

Seboka added that the charges come from Bosasa through Agrizzi, offering Smith satisfactions as the security moves up to his Gauteng home, and Smith's further tolerating of money moved into his own financial balance by means of the ledger of his organization, Euroblitz. 

"There are additionally affirmed installments which were in return for the utilization of his political impact as an individual from Parliament for the decision party, to safeguard Bosasa from responsibility for defiling authorities in the Department of Correctional Services, who granted Bosasa contracts worth billions of rands," she said. 

She further said Smith's misrepresentation charge radiates from his inability to reveal to the Registrar of parliamentary individuals' inclinations the satisfaction that he got from Bosasa, as per the supposed degenerate exercises with which he, Euroblitz, and Agrizzi are charged. 

Recently, Seboka said Smith had a temporary restriction request of R46 million gave on February 2 against his property, his organization, and a segment of his girl's resources. 

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