Wakeford claimed Agrizzi was opposed to BEE and viewed black people as inferior.
It was Agrizzi's “offensive and racist” interaction with black Bosasa workers, among other things, that led to his ejection from the company in 2017, compounded by his attempt to stage a hostile takeover, Wakeford said.
“Among the reasons Agrizzi's employment was terminated in March 2017 were first, his offensive and racist language towards the [Bosasa] black board of directors.
“Second, his autocratic behaviour and complete disregard for the authority of the board of directors.”
It was also opportunistic to paint Bosasa as a company that monopolised state contracts because of Watson's political connections, Wakeford said.
He said compared to the likes of the Bidvest Group, which dominated the political economy of the country “from gardening to security contracts”, Bosasa was small fry.
“I find it absurd some people claiming in the press that billions of rand worth of contracts were given to Bosasa.
“The truth is if you were to take Bidvest as an example, they had massive state contracts and they still do to this day.
“I am sure Bosasa would be a little pimple in what Bidvest had in the broader political economy.”