SARS deputy cleared of all wrongdoing

Suspended SARS number two, Jonas Makwakwa will be back at work this week, after being cleared of all wrongdoing, the tax body announced on Monday.

Makwakwa was suspended following after the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) released a report implicating the deputy in questionable financial activity involving R1.2 million in payments made to his and his partner’s personal bank accounts.

SARS confirmed on Monday that a hearing chaired by law firm, Hogan Lovells, found that Makwakwa was not guilty of any of the charges levelled against him.

“SARS wishes to announce that after approximately a year in suspension, Chief Officer: Business & Individual Tax (BAIT), Mr Jonas Makwakwa, will return to the organisation with effect from 1 November 2017.”

Makwakwa’s partner, Kelly-Anne Elksie, was also cleared and is reportedly set to return to work.


Read: SARS number two suspended over R1.2 million in suspicious payments

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SARS deputy cleared of all wrongdoing