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Former Bosasa executive, Angelo Agrizzi taken to a private hospital as his condition worsened

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Angelo Agrizzi the former Bosasa executive was this morning transferred  to the high-care unit of a Gauteng hospital.

Bosasa whistleblower Angelo Agrici was taken to a private hospital “after his condition worsened”, his lawyer confirmed on Monday afternoon.

Speaking with the media, Mr Daniel Witz a legal rep to Agrizzi revealed that he was dealing with a “situation” and could not provide further details. Later, in a text message asking if it was true that the former Bosasa executive had been transferred from a state institution to a private hospital, Witz simply replied: “Yes.”

After that, he presented details, saying: “A representative of the correctional services contacted us and informed us that Mr. “Agritsi’s condition has deteriorated.”

He said that the doctor of the public hospital advised that Agrizzi be taken to a private hospital.

“It simply came to our notice then. He is moving. “They are busy stabilizing it.”

Agrizzi was taken to hospital from prison in the second half of last Thursday. The day before, the Palm Ridge Magistrates’ Court rejected his bail because he was standing in the harbor on corruption charges.

The exact nature of Agritsi’s illness has not been determined, but Witz said last week that he was being treated for respiratory problems.

Agrizzi’s son, ian ancarlo Agritsi, said the family had “no comment” at the moment.

The Department of Correctional Services, Singabaho Nxumalo, also confirmed that Agritsi had been transferred to a private facility.

“It was a request from the family, which was approved in accordance with our policies and procedures. “All convicts have the right to health care at the expense of the state, except for cosmetic treatment,” he said.

 

“Critical to highlight is that inmates and remand detainees may be granted permission to be treated by his or her private medical practitioner at own cost and risk.”

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