Bernadette Wicks
Senior court reporter
3 minute read
17 Nov 2020
6:05 pm

Sars finally washes its hands of ‘rogue unit’ report

Bernadette Wicks

More than six years after it first emerged, the revenue service is taking a definitive stance on the discredited KPMG report, and making moves towards compensating those who were “traumatised” by the report.

Sars Commissioner Edward Kieswetter. Picture: Moneyweb

The South African Revenue Services (Sars) is washing its hands of advocate Muzi Sikhakhane’s now infamous 2014 “rogue unit” report. Sars on Tuesday confirmed it had written to Sikhakhane - as well to the chief executive officer of auditing firm KPMG, Ignatius Sehoole - to “clarify” its position in respect of the reports the two produced for it in 2014 and 2015 respectively. This after the e-mail to Sikhakhane was leaked on social media. In the e-mail, Sars commissioner Edward Kieswetter said the time had come for Sars to express a “definite opinion”  on the status of Sikhakhane’s report. He...