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Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has come out in support of the EFF, arguing that a 2014 classified report, which found the so-called SARS 'rogue unit' was unlawful, should be made public.
Three former South African Revenue Service senior officials are expected back in the dock of the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.
Explosive recordings of a meeting between former SARS commissioner Tom Moyane and two members of the SARS 'rogue unit' in early 2015 have revealed that Moyane knew fact from fiction from the very beginning.
'There isn’t a single silver bullet to fixing SARS,' the commissioner says.
The State Security Agency's controversial Special Operations Unit, previously headed up by the equally controversial Thulani Dlomo, reported directly to former president Jacob Zuma, according to the Inspector General of Intelligence.
Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan alleges in court papers that Busisiwe Mkhwebane acted with 'improper or ulterior purpose' against him in her investigation.
Julius Malema has denied that he asked for help with his taxes or that he accepted the South African Revenue Service's version of events regarding the so-called "rogue unit".
A trove of intelligence, documents and other datasets handed to the inspector-general of intelligence by the former head of SARS’s investigations unit in 2014, and which allegedly proves the extent and scope of the conspiracy against the taxman, has been lost.
The inspector-general of intelligence's (IGI) report into the SARS investigative unit was the basis on which all other adverse findings against SARS was made. But court papers now reveal how the IGI was handed evidence which was never considered.
SARS has ended the employment relationship with two suspended officials, with immediate effect. The revenue service will not pursue further actions against them.
The State's case against three former SARS officials has been postponed to February next year, to allow for new NDPP Shamila Batohi to review the decision to prosecute.
US experts in the combating and prevention of corruption, money-laundering and other cross-border crimes will be providing training to South African prosecutors and law-enforcement officials.
The tax agency's chief officer of human capital and development has resigned with immediate effect.
In the weeks leading up to the ANC's national elective conference at Nasrec in December 2017, a sophisticated listening device went missing from the highly secure State Security Agency's headquarters.
The state entities which fall under National Treasury incurred a combined R1bn in irregular expenditure in the 2018-19 financial year - with the biggest contributors being SARS and Treasury itself.
The former SARS executive at the centre of the "rogue unit" saga, Johann van Loggerenberg, says he has recorded phone calls and emails that prove EFF leader Julius Malema had asked for help with his tax affairs through his attorney at the time.
EFF president Julius Malema, through his attorney, once approached the former SA Revenue Service executive at the centre of the "rogue unit" saga, Johann van Loggerenberg, for help with his tax affairs.
While the Public Protector insists that the record she filed is complete, Pravin Gordhan's lawyers complained twice that crucial information was missing from previous iterations of the record.
On the same day that ex-commissioner Tom Moyane renewed his bid to cross-examine Public Enterprises Minister at the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture, the SA Revenue Service promised taxpayers a "new beginning".
Lawyers acting on behalf of axed SARS commissioner Tom Moyane have applied yet again for leave to cross-examine Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan.
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