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Law firm Hogan Lovells SA has been found by the Law Society of the Northern Provinces of SA to not have acted unprofessionally in the work it did for Sars concerning the tax agency's chief operations officer Jonas Makwakwa.
The former chief of business and individual taxes at the tax agency, who resigned in mid-March, says he needs internal SARS documents to prepare for his submission to the Nugent Commission of Inquiry.
He was incompetent, lacked credibility, appointed cronies and took serious offence when questioned about his restructuring, says one employee.
Former SARS chief operations officer Jonas Makwakwa is taking the tax body to the CCMA for constructive dismissal, it has emerged.
A director of a factory equipment supplier has explained how the bulk of R600 000 – which she borrowed from a friend to pursue an alleged tender scam – ended up in former top tax official Jonas Makwakwa's account.
As much as we wanted to, we could not break SARS's privilege, unless they permitted us to do so, writes partner at Hogan Lovells (SA) Wessel Badenhorst for Fin24 about an investigation into controversial former SARS bigwig Jonas Makwakwa.
The list of witnesses the State will be drawing on in their case against a trio of ex-SARS officials is throwing up names well known during the trial of former police commissioner Jackie Selebi as well as beleaguered SARS executives Tom Moyane and Jonas Makwakwa.
If there is a case for former South African Revenue Service official Jonas Makwakwa to answer, it must be handled through the criminal justice system, says a parliamentary committee.
SA’s priority crime unit the Hawks will continue to investigate former SARS official Jonas Makwakwa despite his abrupt resignation form the revenue service.
SARS commissioner Tom Moyane says beleaguered official Jonas Makwakwa has approved the release of two reports in SARS' possession as well as his personal tax information to Parliament’s standing committee on finance.
Accused of breaking the revenue service in an attempt to fix a problem that did not exist, the pair may succeed in dodging a bullet as ‘no one will be forced’ to talk.
Jonas Makwakwa's lawyer says her client has instructed her to open perjury cases and defamation claims against witnesses if they do not provide evidence to support their allegations.
Former acting SARS COO Jonas Makwakwa says he wants to testify before the commission of inquiry into the tax body because he watched "lies being told to the innocent citizens of our country".
Disgraced former SARS chief operations officer Jonas Makwakwa actively tried to interfere with the tax matters of high-profile or VIP taxpayers, despite the objections of other tax officials.
The Department of Water and Sanitation has denied any involvement in transactions relating to former SARS chief executive for business and individual tax, Jonas Makwakwa.
The report shows that a money trail consisting of nine transfers between seven companies ended with a payment of R200 000 to Makwakwa, who used it to pay towards a Mercedes Benz for his partner.
In a late-night statement the Presidency announced that the tax agency's head had been suspended with 'immediate effect' pending the institution of disciplinary proceedings.
The SA Revenue Service has wasted no time in finding a replacement for former chief officer of business and individual tax Jonas Makwakwa with Mark Kingon.
SA Revenue Service commissioner Tom Moyane has announced that the taxman's chief officer for business and individual tax, Jonas Makwakwa, has quit with immediate effect.
The tax revenue gap is not only due to the poor economic cycle as SARS has asserted, but also due to administration and governance issues at the tax authority, says Treasury.
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