SARS (South African Revenue Services) has denied any wrongdoing in the involvement of its' commissioner Tom Moyane's nephew in a R220 million tax debt collection contract. Moyane's nephew has business interests in debt collection company, Lekgotla Trifecta Collections.
The Mail & Guardian reported that the three companies involved in the deal would collect 10% of the the total amount they would collect. However in an effort to set the record straight, SARS has accused the media of creating an impression of dodgy business transactions.
This tender that is being referred to is actually a pilot for six months, ending next month.— Luther Lebelo, SARS employee relations group executive
702's John Robbie spoke to SARS employee relationships group executive, Luther Lebelo, about the issue.
Lebelo said the public was not concerned with Moyane's nephew's interests in the contract but more concerned with how much the companies would benefit, which was 3.88% of the total collection amount.
Listen to the interview below:
There is this notion that there is something controversial about this contract. There is nothing controversial about this contract.— Luther Lebelo, SARS employee relations group executive