South African Court Sets Aside Revenue Service's 'Rogue' Report

The North Gauteng High Court has set aside Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's report into the alleged South African Revenue Service (SARS) "rogue unit". The court ruled that Mkhwebane showed bias towards Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan and former SARS deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay. The judges, in a 111-page ruling, finally put to rest Mkhwebane's conclusion in her report that Gordhan had established an illegal unit at SARS as being "without foundation, particularly as this conclusion is based on discredited reports and unsubstantiated facts."


Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane (file photo).

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.