Public protector turns her searchlight on to Sars

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The South African Revenue Service (Sars) has been drawn into the battle between public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane and Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan, with her office threatening to bring contempt proceedings against Sars and alleging that the tax agency“co-ordinated” its response with Gordhan.

Mkhwebane said this week that she had granted Gordhan an extension to submit an affidavit with responses to a string of questions from her. She had subpoenaed Gordhan and other Sars officials as part of her investigation, based on a complaint laid by Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) deputy leader Floyd Shivambu, into allegations of a“rogue unit” at the tax agency.

READ MORE: Gordhan seeks extension on reply to Public Protector ‘rogue unit’ subpoenaGordhan now has until May 3 to submit his response.

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