SARS SAYS

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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.

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