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Gosebo Mathope
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9 Dec 2017
9:52 am

Former SARS official compares a newspaper editor questions to ‘rogue unit hokus pokus’

Gosebo Mathope

He said he was immediately reminded of a large auditing and consulting firm's language in a certain 'report' that now has no 'conclusions, recommendations and legal opinions'.

Johann Van Loggenberg. Facebook.

When former SARS official Johann van Loggerenberg received a set of questions from a Sunday print publication editor, he decided to publish the entire email on his Facebook account.

“Clearly another hatchet job in the making for this weekend. What a load of hogwash. Wonder who this job is being done for this time? A ‘crucial source’ of all things. Ai. When people run out of real suspects, it’s always back to the default, isn’t it? I suppose I must fork out money to get my lawyer to respond again.

“When someone writes: ‘There are allegations…’ and ‘We are told…’ I am immediately reminded of a large auditing and consulting firm’s language in a certain ‘report’ that now has no ‘conclusions, recommendations and legal opinions’. It’s like its coming from the same scriptwriter,” van Loggenberg wrote. 

He also wondered why his surname continued to give the media a headache.

“Unattributed, not even to ‘anonymous sources’ like those who cooked up the ‘rogue unit’ hokus pokus. Come to think of it, wouldn’t those ‘sources’ be guilty of having breached Chapter 6 of the Tax Administration Act in over 30 articles over 2 calendar years? Nobody seemed to care much for that then? And when the media still fails to get my surname right after it having been published so many times…,” he wote.

See the email below:

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