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Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. (Photo: Bloomberg)
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. (Photo: Bloomberg)

Cape Town - South Africa is tightening up on tax evasion as part of measures to reach its target of collecting R1.169 trillion in the 2016/17 financial year.

This comes after the recent Panama Papers tax evasion expose, which included allegations that President Jacob Zuma's nephew Khulubuse Zuma had also squirreled money into a tax haven.

At the height of the international scandal, the Iceland Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson stepped down when it came to light that his family had hidden money in off-shore accounts.

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