"We state categorically that Moyane never met with any member of Gupta family"

South African Revenue Services (SARS) confirms that its chief financial officer Matsobane Matlwa has resigned following claims that he had been served with a letter of suspension.

SARS commissioner Tom Moyane has also denied reports that he met with members of the Gupta family in Dubai in December 2015.

TimesLive reported on Thursday that Moyane was in Dubai at the same time as Rajesh Gupta, Atul Gupta, Ajay Gupta as well as Jackob Zuma's son, Duduzane Zuma.

The Times reports that the two sons of Free State premier Ace Magashule and Eskom’s now suspended chief financial officer Anoj Singh were also there.

Sars spokesperson, Luther Lebelo says Sars was aware that Matlwa was going to resign as he indicated his inclination to resign since as far back as last year.

He says although he didn't go deeper into his reasons for resigning, he mentioned that he is pursuing greener pastures.

Lebelo rubbished reports that Matlwa was served with a letter of suspension, saying it is all lies.

I also read in the papers that he (Matlwa) was out-marched from Sars offices by Moyane's body guards, those are all lies.

Luther Lebelo, Sars spokesperson

Lebelo also denied that Moyane was in Dubai and met with the Guptas in December 2015. He says at the time Moyane was on his way to Portugal to spend Christmas with his family there.

We want to state this categorically that Commissioner Moyane wants to tell South Africans that he has never met any member of the Gupta family either in his private or professional capacity

Luther Lebelo, Sars spokesperson

We view all these allegations as malicious and reckless trying to taint Mr Moyane and Sars as an institution, and we are calling the media to please stick to the facts and stop making allegations that confuses our people.

Luther Lebelo, Sars spokesperson

To hear more of this interview, listen below:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Harry Potter turns 20 and listeners share other fave magical childhood reads

Harry Potter turns 20 and listeners share other fave magical childhood reads

Listeners shared lots of books they have read and re-read countless times since childhood.

Lesotho first lady 'attacked' at home days before being shot dead

Lesotho first lady 'attacked' at home days before being shot dead

Despite a court declaring Lipolelo Thabane's as the official first lady, she had no security detail or government privileges.

Moyane: I have a good relationship with Minister Gigaba

Moyane: I have a good relationship with Minister Gigaba

Sars Commissioner Tom Moyane announced that the revenue service collected R1.14 trillion in tax for the 2016/2017 financial year.

Opinion: President uses Gordhan/Moyane battle for his political gain

Opinion: President uses Gordhan/Moyane battle for his political gain

Last week Sars Commissioner Tom Moyane admitted there are tensions between him and Finance Minister Pravin Gordan.

Moyane divulges details of 'strained' relationship with Gordhan, defends Sars

Moyane divulges details of 'strained' relationship with Gordhan, defends Sars

Sars boss Tom Moyane says its 'regrettable' that Pravin Gordhan attributed the decline in tax revenue to the performance of Sars.

If government misuse revenue people will evade tax - Tax Ombudsman

If government misuse revenue people will evade tax - Tax Ombudsman

Judge Bernard Ngoepe says government has a responsibility to use tax income effectively, or there will be negative consequences.

Popular articles
SundayTimes and former ANN7 journalist set the record straight on fake statement

SundayTimes and former ANN7 journalist set the record straight on fake statement

A message alleged to be from formerANN7 journalist Farida Joyce has been circulated on WhatsApp and social media.

JSE shares to buy - and sell - right now (by Aluwani Capital Partners)

JSE shares to buy - and sell - right now (by Aluwani Capital Partners)

Hot tip! Patrick Mathidi (Head of Equities at Aluwani Capital Partners) shares what he’s buying and selling this week.

We should call it treason! They betrayed the country! - Corruption Watch

We should call it treason! They betrayed the country! - Corruption Watch

David Lewis, Executive Director at Corruption Watch, discusses the effects and severity of corruption.

New laws to compel Home Affairs employees to work shifts

New laws to compel Home Affairs employees to work shifts

Acting Home Affairs DG Thulani Mavuso says these new laws will ensure that the department does its job efficiently.

Eusebius: Agrizzi is no hero for blowing the whistle

Eusebius: Agrizzi is no hero for blowing the whistle

Eusebius McKaiser says Angelo Agrizzi should not be seen as a hero for his testimony at the Zondo Commission of Inquiry.

[LISTEN] Caller Poppy confirms Endumisweni Faith Mission Church abuse

[LISTEN] Caller Poppy confirms Endumisweni Faith Mission Church abuse

A caller weighs in on viral videos doing the rounds of bizarre things happening at Endumisweni Faith Mission Church in Mdantsane.

Expert explains possible influx of Zimbabweans into South Africa

Expert explains possible influx of Zimbabweans into South Africa

The recent violence in Zimbabwe over increased fuel prices is said to be the worst seen in a decade.

[WATCH] Mosimane's reaction to Moroccan team leaves social media in stitches

[WATCH] Mosimane's reaction to Moroccan team leaves social media in stitches

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

[WATCH] Baby hilariously tries to eat mom's burritos

[WATCH] Baby hilariously tries to eat mom's burritos

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.