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."

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Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane (file photo).

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