The former deputy of South African Revenue Services (SARS) commissioner Ivan Pillay said he will be carrying out his own, distinct review of Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s findings on the corrupt tax service intelligence unit.
In a court affidavit supporting Public Enterprise Minister Pravin Gordhan’s legal action against Mkhwebane’s verdicts, Pillay said he was overseas and would consult with his lawyers upon his return to South Africa on the 15th of August.
Pillay said he was supporting Gordhan’s court application to stall Mkhwebane’s remedial action plan and he was also bringing his own because the public protector implicated him in misconduct, maladministration and criminality.
“I have a direct and substantial interest in the subject matter of the interdictory relief sought,” Pillay said.
In a report submitted by Mkhwebane, she ordered the South African police to investigate Gordhan, Pillay and SARS officials involved in the formation of the intelligence unit within 60 days.