Former Sars employee and tax law interpreter Bizoski Manyike found himself in the eye of the storm when Sunday Times ran a story this weekend that he was the key witness of Public Protector’s investigation into the Sars rogue unit.
He was demonised in the article as the unemployed, dope-smoking Rastafarian. Jacque Pauw has since apologized on the Eusebius McKaiser show yesterday.
Keletso joins us on the line to give his side of the story and whether there was indeed a rogue unit and did it investigate the likes of former President Jacob Zuma.
I was not surprised honestly...when I was interviewed I understood the way he was asking questions, that this was nothing but a calculated and orchestrated move by the media to undermine the high ranking office of the Public Protector.— Bizoski Manyike, Former Sars employee
Manyike insists the Public Protector's report is correct.
The report is correct and to the point.— Bizoski Manyike, Former Sars employee
Though he says the use of his name in the report is incorrect.
I was not there. That is incorrect. But in terms of content and context, it is correct. The allegations are correct and the commissioner was aware of it. It happened during his term as Sars Commissioner.— Bizoski Manyike, Former Sars employee
He says the 'rogue unit' was responsible for criminal activities and describes a case involving guns and rhino horns.
This case was going to expose Sars.— Bizoski Manyike, Former Sars employee
He is adamant he was never part of the unit.
He says he does not accept Pauw's apology.
I am a lawyer by profession and my name has been tarnished, my integrity has been attacked.— Bizoski Manyike, Former Sars employee
He says he is discussing what legal action to take further.
Listen to Manyike's interview below: