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Disclaimer on Sars rogue unit report raises more questions

KPMG's forensic report into the Sars spy unit was issued with a disclaimer stating that it can't be used to settle any controversies or disputes.

Sars commissioner Tom Moyane asked KPMG to probe several allegations, including that the unit spied on taxpayers and operated front companies including a brothel.

Netwerk24's editor-in-chief Adriaan Basson on Monday said that the mandate and findings of KPMG report would raise several questions about political influence.

Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report with Stephen Grootes:

What's unclear is the mandate of this report and why Moyane wanted the investigation done.

Adriaan Basson, Netwerk24's editor-in-chief

One hopes that this document will bring an end to many questions about the so-called rogue unit, its powers and activities and the effect on tax services.

Adriaan Basson, Netwerk24's editor-in-chief

The big issue is that Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan attacked KPMG and said that they never interviewed him.

Adriaan Basson, Netwerk24's editor-in-chief

KPMG is a leading forensic auditing firm and it would be a surprise if they did a flimsy job.

Adriaan Basson, Netwerk24's editor-in-chief

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