A war of words has erupted between South African Revenue Service (SARS) Commissioner Tom Moyane and parliament’s Standing Committee on Finance.
This comes after an over leaked Financial Intelligence Centre’s report containing suspicious transactions in the bank accounts of SARS’s second in command Jonas Makwakwa.
In a confidential letter Moyane wrote to the Chairperson of Parliament’s Standing Committee on Finance Yunis Currim, he insists that the report was obtained illegally by the Democratic Alliance and the committee’s legal advisor Advocate Frank Jenkins.
Moyane now wants Jenkins to provide him with proof that the document was already in the public domain.
But Currim has told the SARS boss to rather complain to the Financial Intelligence Centre and not parliament.
The Financial Intelligence Centre report outlines a series of suspicious transactions in Makwakwa’s bank accounts.
He was suspended, and later reinstated after a disciplinary hearing cleared him of any wrong doing.
But, the DA wants Moyane to take action against Makwakwa saying the charges against him were serious.
He must be suspended with immediate effect said DA.
In his reply to Moyane, Currim says the leaked Financial Intelligence report on Makwakwa has nothing to do with parliament and that Moyane should rather raise the issue with the Financial Intelligence Centre.