The Hawks arrested seven suspects on allegations of corruption, money laundering and fraud related to Bosasa revelations at the state capture inquiry.

Among those arrested is Angelo Agrizzi and former correctional services commissioner Linda Mti. Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwanj Mulaudzi confirmed that the suspects arrested will appear in court today at the specialised criminal court in Pretoria.

Only five suspects are expected to appear at the Pretoria commercialised crime court today. Two of the suspects are yet to be arrested as one is overseas and another is in Port Elizabeth.

These arrests follow revelations at the state capture inquiry of the widespread corruption at Bosasa which involved officials at the correctional services department and the department of justice. The suspects had allegedly received bribes in form of cash, purchasing properties, purchasing cars and other assets.

The suspects also received payments for overseas holidays. The Hawks said in a statement that they had conducted an investigation and found that about R1,6 billion had been misappropriated in the procurement of services by the department of correctional services.
By: Mahlatse Makhafola