More revelations at SARS Commission

Former SARS advisory board head Judge Frank Kroon.

Former SARS advisory board head Judge Frank Kroon.


PRETORIA - There were more revelations at the South African Revenue Service Commission on Friday.

Former SARS advisory board head Judge Frank Kroon and chief governance officer, Hlengani Mathebula, gave testimony. 

There were shocking revelations from Kroon who first backtracked on his initial finding that the SARS unit investigating the illicit economy was unlawful.

The alleged selected enforcer at the time, Hlengani Mathebula said he was uncomfortable dismissing people without any basis. 

Luther Lebelo also made another appearance on Friday - this time to basically tell the commission he had been ambushed.

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Lebelo accused evidence leader Advocate Carol Steinberg of cross-examining him on behalf of former deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay. 

It is an allegation that was not taken lightly by Judge Nugent.

The commission will continue gathering evidence - the final report is meant to land at the president's desk by the end of November. 

Kroon says he only relied on input from suspended commissioner Tom Moyane, Advocate Muzi Sikhakhane's report and a KPMG report which has now been withdrawn.

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Kroon even went as far as to say that he would personally recommend that the unit be re-opened. 

It has also emerged at the inquiry into tax administration at SARS that Moyane had a hit list.