Jonas Makwakwa cites personal reasons, not evidence of corruption, for resigning

Jonas Makwakwa. Picture: YouTube screengrab.

I can’t reveal everything I’m working on at the moment, but there’s definitely new revelations coming before the end of the week, specifically relating to Moyane and the Guptas… The evidence is damning.

Pauli van Wyk, Scorpio at Daily Maverick

Jonas Makwakwa has resigned.

He was the Chief Officer for Business and Individual Tax at the South African Revenue Service (Sars).

Makwakwa has been embroiled in fraud and corruption allegations since 2016 but was controversially cleared of wrongdoing in an internal hearing last year.

The Hawks are investigating allegations of fraud and money laundering related to R600 000 paid into Makwakwa’s bank account, as identified by the Financial Intelligence Centre.

Last week, he was accused of improperly influencing the appointment of debt collector New Integrated Credit Solutions (NICS).

Due to the resignation being effective immediately, it serves no purpose to proceed with the matter from the employment relations’ perspective.

Tom Moyane, Sars

Makwakwa cited personal reasons for his resignation.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Pauli van Wyk, Journalist with Scorpio at Daily Maverick.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for more quotes from it).

It did happen, so I hope Parliament can hold Moyane to account as well.

Pauli van Wyk, Scorpio at Daily Maverick

Makwakwa wants us to believe he did not recognise his name in the FIC report…

Pauli van Wyk, Scorpio at Daily Maverick

We found the investigative process was tailored… the disciplinary process could never have been fair… Moyane contravened several laws to shield Makwakwa…

Pauli van Wyk, Scorpio at Daily Maverick

Makwakwa spent up to three times more per month than what he earned from Sars…

Pauli van Wyk, Scorpio at Daily Maverick

Moyane led us to believe Makwakwa was duly investigated…

Pauli van Wyk, Scorpio at Daily Maverick

It looks like Moyane is now playing ball… but he tried to steer away from this moment for months…

Pauli van Wyk, Scorpio at Daily Maverick

I believe they [Hogan Lovells] did not act on their red flags… They materially deviated from their own roadmap…

Pauli van Wyk, Scorpio at Daily Maverick

Moyane still denies everything we put on record with documents attached to it...

Pauli van Wyk, Scorpio at Daily Maverick

Makwakwa realised now there’s one too many problems.

Pauli van Wyk, Scorpio at Daily Maverick

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