Former Bosasa COO Angelo Agrizzi is still unconscious and in the ICU.

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FORMER Bosasa Chief Operating Officer (COO) Angelo Agrizzi’s lawyer, Daniel Witz, says his client’s health is deteriorating rapidly after he was taken to ICU on Monday at a private hospital in Johannesburg.

“Mr Agrizzi is in a serious condition. As the country knows, this was told to the Palm Ridge Magistrates Court and unfortunately, it wasn’t taken into account and unfortunately, Mr Agrizzi’s condition has worsened through his stay at the Johannesburg Central Prison and the public hospital,” said Witz.

Agrizzi was admitted to a government hospital on Thursday, after spending one night in prison.

Agrizzi is being accused of corruption and fraud.

He lost his bail application last week after he was arrested in connection with former ANC Member of Parliament Vincent Smith’s payments by Bosasa.

The former Bosasa COO was transferred to a private hospital after a request was sent for him to be moved from the public hospital.

“The request was made by a family member. Policy does allow such a request to be made at their own cost,” said Correctional Services spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo.

The nature of Agrizzi’s illness has not been specified, but his lawyer said that he was being treated for respiratory problems.

(COMPILED BY INSIDE POLITICS STAFF)

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