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newsTimesLIVE reports that a memo circulated to staff at African Global Operations (AGO), formerly known as Bosasa, was apparently not intended to stop them speaking to the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture.  

The company - accused at the commission of widespread bribery - stated this on Wednesday in reaction to reports that employees had been instructed to "remain calm" and immediately inform a company director if contacted by the commission.  The memo apparently read:  "If any staff member gets contacted by the state capture commission, please take the details of the caller (name, surname and contact details) and immediately pass the information to Mrs Jackie Leyds ... for onward transmission to our senior counsel."  AGO executive director Papa Leshabane maintained on Wednesday afternoon that the memo was "by no means" intended to stop anyone speaking to the commission if they so wished.  "Our co-operation with the commission is unwavering.  However, I’m wondering, if one is falsely accused are they not allowed to consult counsel?" asked Leshabane.

  • Read Ernest Mabuza’s report in this regard in full at TimesLIVE

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