The SA Revenue Service (Sars) is aware of the issues City Press has uncovered during our investigation and is liaising closely with the Hawks, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and the State Security Agency (SSA) “at an appropriate level”.
This was said by Sars spokesperson Adrian Lackay this week when we approached him with the findings of our investigation.
Lackay said Sars group executive Johan van Loggenberg was also cooperating with these agencies in his personal capacity.
Lackay confirmed that there were many instances where certain individuals had attempted to discredit Sars and its employees to derail investigations.
He said there were people who had a vested interest in creating confusion among state institutions and Sars was in “no doubt” they were behind these allegations.