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Sars: Claims confirm agenda against Pillay, Van Loggerenberg, says lawyer

Former Sunday Times reporter Pearlie Joubert reportedly testified under oath that Advocate Rudolph Mastenbroek had in 2013 claimed that he wanted to place stories alleging that former SA Revenue Service (Sars) deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay and former group executive Johann van Loggerenberg were protecting the ANC.

This emerged at the Press Ombudsman hearing on Tuesday. The hearing into Pillay and Van Loggerenberg's complaints against Sunday Times concluded on Tuesday and the outcome will be known by 15 December.

Mohamed Husain, the lawyer representing Pillay and Van Loggerenberg on Wednesday spoke to John Robbie about what this means for the former Sars employees and the allegations of a rogue spy unit.

Listen to the conversation below:

As far as my clients are concerned, this really confirms their view that there's been an agenda against them...

Mohamed Husain, legal representative

EWN senior reporter Stephen Grootes also explained the background story behind the rogue spy unit saga.

Listen to the analysis below:


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