25 September 2018

South Africa: SARS & Gartner - Global Advisory Giant's Mysterious Deal With Moyane's Friend Follows a Pattern of Tender Corruption

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Tom Moyane, Jonas Makwakwa and Patrick Monyeki in November 2015 at the international Tax Stamp Forum held in Miami.

Tom Moyane signed off on a dodgy R200-million SARS contract to global advisory firm Gartner in July 2015. Gartner then illegally gifted a huge chunk of this tender to the company of Moyane's long time friend, Patrick Monyeki.

Questionable businessman Patrick Monyeki has been in the news for all the wrong reasons over the past decade. Lucrative contracts at the Department of Correctional Services, Government Printing Works, State Information Technology Agency and South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) involving Monyeki's companies are currently being investigated for a range of alleged criminalities. In these instances, Tom Moyane appears to have been his blesser.

Where Moyane went, Monyeki followed - and so did the alleged illegal contracts. No hard evidence of this lucrative relationship has emerged yet, other than eyewitness alleging a mutually beneficial "friendship". When questioned, Moyane did concede in Parliament that Monyeki was his "friend", but denied allegations of his involvement in criminality. The crippled Hawks have dallied on an investigation into Moyane and Monyeki for years.

Moyane's disastrous four-year tenure at SARS, however, brings the pair's relationship into sharp focus...

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