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'Rogue unit': End of sorry saga as SARS finally torpedoes infamous Sikhakhane report

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Edward Kieswetter
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The South African Revenue Service (SARS) will no longer place any reliance on a controversial report by advocate Muzi Sikhakhane over the alleged "rogue unit" at the tax agency.

The report has for five years been used as the cornerstone to prop up other investigations and reports, which largely repeated Sikhakhane's findings over the SARS unit.

The unit, named the High-Risk Investigations Unit, was first accused of being "rogue" and accused of illegal intelligence gathering by the Sunday Times newspaper, which since retracted its reporting.

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