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Moyane: Ask Hawks if Gordhan should be probed

Apr 04 2016 19:35

Cape Town - South African Revenue Service (Sars) Commissioner Tom Moyane says it is not for him to say whether he thinks the Hawks should be investigating Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

According to EWN, the Sars boss remained mum on his thoughts about the Hawks' investigation into the so-called Sars "rogue unit" that was established when Gordhan was a commissioner at Sars.

Monyane, who laid the original charge against the covert unit which Gordhan said was lawfully created, indicated that the Hawks was best placed to decide if the finance minister should be probed.

"I think they are the best unit to be able to respond to that”, he was reported to have said.

Moyane added that he and Gordhan respect each other.

Relations between Moyane and Gordhan have been strained as Moyane has been accused of purging Sars executives that helped Gordhan transform Sars into the respected institution.

On Friday Gordhan said his relationship with Moyane is a “work in progress”.

Gordhan said it was Treasury’s firm view that they must behave like professionals.

“We need to do what is in the national interest, which should be our absolute priority,” he said. “These are the lessons that South Africa has been learning, which is the importance of functional, credible and well running institutions.”

sars  |  pravin gordhan  |  tom moyane  |  rogue unit
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