South Africa: 'Rogue Unit' - Did the EFF Mix Up Facts - or Lie to a Judge?

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The Economic Freedom Fighters got it horribly wrong in the high court this week when they told a judge that a gang of State Security Agency agents were in fact members of the so-called SA Revenue Service 'rogue unit'.

The spooks identified by the Economic Freedom Fighters as SARS "rogue unit" members were in fact mostly rogue agents of the notorious Special Operations Unit (SOU) of the SSA that in 2014 was intent on removing the top executive of SARS and "capturing" the tax collector in order to protect former president Jacob Zuma, his friends and his cronies as part of State Capture. They were being investigated by SARS for tax evasion, money laundering and fraud at the time.

Standing in front of Judge Nomonde Mngqibisa-Thusi in the Pretoria High Court on Wednesday 6 November 2019, counsel for the EFF, advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi, made an astonishing claim that these rogue SSA agents had contracts with SARS and served in the SARS "rogue unit".

He claimed in court that he obtained his information from Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's "rogue unit" report and a bombshell affidavit recently made by former SARS executive Johann van Loggerenberg.

It is untrue. Neither Mkhwebane nor Van...

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