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Cape Town – The South African Revenue Service (Sars) said on Monday that it has suspended the common-law wife of Sars chief officer Jonas Makwakwa amid a probe into suspicious deposits made between the two.

Makwakwa, chief officer for business and individual taxes at Sars, was suspended on September 15 amid investigations regarding financial transactions into his personal bank account.

On Monday, Sars said it has now suspended Makwakwa’s partner - Kelly-Anne Elksie - pending the investigation. She also works at Sars.

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