'You're free to go' - Relief for ex-SARS officials as charges withdrawn in lengthy 'rogue unit' saga

2020-02-17 12:21

"You are free to go." These were the words of Acting Judge Anthony Millar as charges were officially withdrawn against three former senior SARS officials in the so-called "rogue unit" saga.

SARS slams Mkhwebane's 'worrying ignorance' of the law in review of Pillay pension report

2019-12-10 06:02

The South African Revenue Service has labelled Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's findings and remedial actions in a report into the early retirement and re-hiring of former deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay as "incompetent" and "irrational".

Three former senior SARS officials back in 'rogue unit' saga

2019-10-14 06:15

Three former South African Revenue Service senior officials are expected back in the dock of the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Mkhwebane was determined to make findings against me 'irrespective of evidence to the contrary' - Gordhan

2019-10-08 06:07

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan alleges in court papers that Busisiwe Mkhwebane acted with 'improper or ulterior purpose' against him in her investigation.

Secret intelligence report into SARS unit a 'travesty' and 'false', says former taxman

2019-10-02 12:44

The secret and disputed report by the inspector-general of intelligence into the SARS investigative unit which was released by the EFF this week is a "travesty", says former deputy commissioner of SARS Ivan Pillay.

AS IT HAPPENED | Judgment reserved, ruling expected next week

2019-08-01 09:54

The public protector is opposing the president's request to delay implementing remedial action against Minister Pravin Gordhan over a pension payout to the former SARS deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay in 2010.

Ramaphosa files urgent court application against Public Protector - report

2019-07-15 23:30

President Cyril Ramaphosa has reportedly filed an urgent court application against the public protector.

EXPLAINED: 5 questions that remain over the PP's report into SARS and Gordhan

2019-07-09 18:30

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has issued her long-awaited report into Pravin Gordhan and the SARS investigative unit. News24 Investigations' Kyle Cowan compares it to other inquiries into the so-called "rogue unit" matter.

NPA head to review prosecution of SARS 'Sunday Evenings' trio

2019-06-12 22:44

Three former SARS officials accused of being part of a project to bug the offices of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) in 2007 have agreed to a request by prosecutors to postpone their case to later this year.

Cosatu hits out at 'ill-qualified' Mkwebane, asks Ramaphosa to halt acting on her reports for now

2019-05-24 21:42

President Cyril Ramaphosa should set aside all Public Protector Busisiwe Mkwebane reports until her competency and trustworthiness has been ascertained, says Cosatu.

 

NPA withdraws charges against so-called SARS rogue unit trio

2020-02-07 20:28

Charges against three former senior South African Revenue Service officials accused of involvement in the so-called rogue unit have been withdrawn.

SARS 'Sunday Evenings' project case postponed for Batohi to consider representations

2019-10-14 11:56

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.

Moyane knew SARS unit wasn't rogue, recordings show

2019-10-13 05:58

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.

ANALYSIS | Genesis: How the SARS rogue unit narrative was born and normalised

2019-10-04 06:00

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.

Disputed secret intelligence report slams SARS, Gordhan and gushes over the SSA

2019-10-02 11:49

A secret and disputed report by the Inspector General of Intelligence slams the creation of an investigative unit in the SA Revenue Service and and broadly mirrors similar Public Protector findings.

'I have seen and touched the spying equipment used by the rogue unit' – Moyane

2019-07-21 15:12

Former SARS boss Tom Moyane has weighed in on the SARS 'rogue unit' which he said investigators found to be established illegally and performed illegal activities.

Pillay joins Gordhan, seeks own review of Mkhwebane’s report

2019-07-15 18:11

Among other things, Ivan Pillay has alleged that ex SARS commissioner Tom Moyane pressured a former official to provide "some sort of report to implicate" the former deputy commissioner.

Ivan Pillay slams Mkhwebane and her findings

2019-07-05 22:08

Ivan Pillay has released a statement responding to the Public Protectors finding, saying he will study the report and institute legal procedures. He added he would like his affidavit submitted to the Public Protector - in which he further lambastes its preliminary findings - to be released to the public.

Gordhan hits back at Mkhwebane: 'She’s stunningly incompetent and is meddling in politics'

2019-05-28 20:22

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has filed a scathing affidavit saying Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has revealed 'stunning incompetence, irrationality and negligence' in the performance of her duties.

Gordhan fights Mkhwebane's report: 'Public Protector has once again erred'

2019-05-24 18:30

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan plans to institute immediate review proceedings against the Public Protector's report and findings, including the proposed remedial action.

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