IN PICTURES: The ANC, proudly sponsored by Bosasa


Golf days, birthday parties, birthday cake, packed lunches, money for big events and rallies, election rooms, donations and friendship.

Whatever the ANC and its leaders wanted or needed, the former Bosasa – now known as African Global Operations – was there to make that happen, as a series of photographs revealed.

News24 has received new imagery showing how far the deep pocket of the corrupter accused of corruption has helped lubricate the company's good relationship with the ANC over many years. Despite a cloud of allegations of corruption by Bosasa and his leaders, ANC leaders seemed to have no qualms about interacting with them.

Last week, when confronted with a photo of a Bosasa delegation at Luthuli House in 2014, former ANC Director-General Zweli Mkhize confirmed that Bosasa had donated to the ANC "directly and in shape".

It is understood that the donations conservatively estimated at R40m by a Bosasa insider will stretch to almost two decades between 2000 and 2019.

This is done against the background of continuous media reports on top-level corruption, including Bosasa. Bribes allegedly paid by the company to former Criminal Justice Commissioner Linda Mti and the former Chief Financial Officer of prison department Patrick Gillingham.

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Bosasa Directors (from left) Papa Leshabane, Thandi Makoko, Gavin Watson, Joe Gumede with former ANC Secretary General, Zweli Mkhize (center), and politically-related fixer Sesinyi Seopela (far right) at a meeting in the Luthuli House in the Year 2014. (Delivered)

In 2009, the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) closed a four-tender investigation that Bosasa had given Bosasa to the Department of Prison Services between 2004 and 2005. She found evidence that Mti and Gillingham had been bribed for awarding these offers to the company.

These four offers alone led to Bosasa's spending more than 15 years on R7bn, the current National Commissioner for Corrections, Arthur Fraser, told Parliament's Standing Committee on Prison Services on Wednesday.

According to the SIU report completed in 2009, the contracts initially totaled around EUR 1.5 billion.

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Compared to the photos already published by News24, the new photos suggest that the relationship between ANC and Bosasa was much closer and more favorable than the ruling party believes the public would believe.

Bosasa – Proudly supporting the ANC


An undated image of a Polystyrene Carrier with a sticker labeled "Bosasa Proudly Supporting ANC" (ANC and Bosasa logos) shows Bosasa the packed lunches for ANC events. (Supplied)

It is not clear when the picture was taken at the top. However, it is accompanied by images of employees of Bosasa making sandwiches in bulk and pictures of large stacks of the same entrainment containers that were assumed to have been taken in the kitchen of the Lindela Return Center.

The State Inquiry Commission has received evidence from the former COO of Bosasa, Angelo Agrizzi, about how the company has financed ANC rallies and events for years.


Bosasa employees stack hundreds of packed lunches for an unknown ANC event. The food containers carry a sticker with the inscription "Bosasa Proudly Supporting ANC". (Supplied)


An image posted by Bosasa director Papa Leshabane on Facebook from earlier environmental concerns Minister Nomvula Mokonyane during the start of the ANC Gauteng Manifesto at the FNB Stadium on 4 June 2016. Also pictured are Ekurhuleni Mayor Mzwandile Masina and Thembinkosi & # 39; TK & # 39; Nciza, the regional secretary of Ekurhuleni ANC in black cap. (Supplied)


Papas Leshabane, director and spokesman for Bosasa, claims he has no golfing skills, but he had no qualms about putting aside his antipathy to participate in a Bosasa sponsored ANC golf day in northwestern Sun City.

The undated photo below shows Leshabane with recently re-established Northwest Premier Supra Mahumapelo and Bosasa Director Thandi Makoko.

The group stands behind an ANC banner, in the lower right corner is the logo of the Bosasa group. (Supplied)

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A closer look at the picture shows Northwestern Prime Minister Supra Mahumapelo (second from right) with Papa Leshabane (back left), dressed in an ANC shirt with a Bosasa cap. (Supplied)

Friendly foundations

News24 previously reported how Bosasa had sponsored a lavish 70th Birthday for former President Jacob Zuma, and revealed this image of Zuma dancing the night as dancing Bosasa boss Gavin Watson.

In 2015 and 2016, the parties cost Bosasa around R3.5m.


Bosasa boss Gavin Watson applauds as former President Jacob Zuma dances the night at a birthday party sponsored by Bosasa. (Supplied)

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Last year, News24 revealed the existence of a secret record in which Watson bragged about how he would use Zuma to appoint a national prosecutor to protect attorney Nomgcobo Jiba, whom Bosasa allegedly had been bribing for months on a monthly basis.

Jiba has denied the allegations.

Along with the recording, News24 released photos of Zuma taken during a four-hour visit in April 2015 on a Saturday morning the day before his birthday.

He was accompanied by former South African Airways Chairman Dudu Myeni and current Police Minister Bheki Cele.

Former President Jacob Zuma with Bosasa boss Gavin Watson at Bosasa headquarters in April 2015. (Delivered)

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Allegedly, Bosasa sponsored the Jacob Zuma Foundation with a monthly sum of Rs 300,000, Agrizzi said in his statement.

In turn, Watson had allegedly urged Zuma to intervene with the National Prosecutor's Office and the Hawks to ensure that the corruption proceedings against Bosasa executives, based on the investigation of the SIU, would come to a standstill.

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Former President Jacob Zuma is depicted in a chef's white jacket, embroidered with the Jacob Zuma Foundation and Bosasa logos, as well as the Zuman clan name "Nxamalala". News24 could not identify the names of the three cooks featured at Zuma, but he understands that this was done during one of the birthday celebrations that Bosasa had sponsored for the then president. (Supplied)

jacob zuma

Bosasa leader Gavin Watson, allegedly boastful of wanting to lobby former President Zuma (center) for lobbying for an NDPP, shows Zuma something on his phone while Bosasa director Jackie Leyds looks on. This was taken during a visit to Zuma's Bosasa headquarters in Krugersdorp the day before his birthday in April 2015. (Supplied)

Comrades in weapons

On Wednesday News24 reported that Bosasa had sponsored "war zones" for the ANC during campaigns in the last three elections.

According to Bosasa, former Minister of Communications Dina Pule, on behalf of the ANC, was responsible for the management of the war zones in the Bosasa offices in Krugersdorp.

Pule was asked to comment on Tuesday but read text messages and ignored them.

Here is Pule pictured in an undated photo in the offices of Bosasa:

FFormer Communications Minister Dina Pule gives a speech in the offices of Bosasa with this undated photo. (Supplied)

On this occasion, this picture of Pule with former Bosasa chairman Joe Gumede was also taken. The woman on the far right could not be identified immediately.

Former Communications Minister Dina Pule with Bosasa Director Trevor Mathenjwa during an event in the offices of Bosasa. News24 could not verify the identity of the woman on the right. (Supplied)

An insider from Bosasa showed that the war zones cost about R2m per choice. The 2014 elections included a screen wall with a live election result card and at least 30 volunteer phones and computers for the volunteers.

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