Secret intelligence report into SARS unit a 'travesty' and 'false', says former taxman

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The secret and disputed report by the Inspector-General of Intelligence (IGI) into the South African Revenue Service (SARS) investigative unit which was released by the EFF this week is a "travesty", says former deputy commissioner of SARS, Ivan Pillay.

In court papers filed at the Pretoria High Court in support of an application by State Security Minister Ayanda Dlodlo to prevent the dissemination of the report, Pillay criticises EFF leader Julius Malema for attaching it to court papers in a matter between him and Pravin Gordhan. "The purported report of the IGI, which is annexed to Mr Malema's affidavit dated July 15, 2019, is a travesty.

It is simply a compendium of false allegations which have long been dealt with and rebutted by SARS," he says.

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