SUSPENDED CHIEF MAGISTRATE DESMOND NAIR REQUESTS POSTPONEMENT

SUSPENDED CHIEF MAGISTRATE DESMOND NAIR REQUESTS POSTPONEMENT

The Pretoria Specialised Commercial Crimes Court has provisionally postponed the corruption case of suspended Chief Magistrate Desmond Nair, to 30 November 2023. This is for the defence to make representations as to why Nair should not be prosecuted. The postponement follows a request by Nair’s legal representative, Adv. Danie Dorfling.

Nair faces charges of corruption for having received gratification to the value of R200 000 in security upgrades from African Global Operations / Global Technology Systems (formerly known as BOSASA) in September 2016. The upgrades involve an electric fence, an alarm system, perimeter beams and CCTV system at Nair’s Pretoria home in Silverton. The state alleges that Nair was granted the upgrades for his influence to act in a dishonest, improper, or unlawful manner.

BOSASA ANGELO AGRIZZI MATTER POSTPONED FOR OCTOBER

Today Bosasa former Chief Operations Officer, Angelo Agrizzi’s fraud case was deferred to 04 October 2023. Agrizzi stands accused of offering gratification of over R800k, on behalf of BOSASA, to former Parliamentarian Vincent Smith, in exchange for his influence as the then chairperson of Parliament’s oversight committee on Correctional Services.

In a separate matter the High Court of South Africa: Gauteng Division, Pretoria had ruled in April 2023 that Agrizzi is fit to stand trial virtually.

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