The Johannesburg Bar Council (JBC) is investigating a complaint against a member of the now dissolved Kroon Committee, advocate Rudolf Mastenbroek, who probed allegations around the so-called rogue unit of the South African Revenue Service (SARS). In an anonymous complaint to the JBC, it is alleged that Mastenbroek was "severely conflicted" in his role as a member of the Kroon Committee. The complaint also raises the recent court decision against NPA bosses Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi, who were struck off the roll when the General Bar Council lodged an application against them. The complaint also noted that the General Bar Council and the JBC "should not be selective" in dealing with the questionable conduct by advocates and "more so based on race". While the complaint is anonymous, it lists Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, former SARS deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay, former SARS investigations head Johann van Loggerenberg and former Sunday Times journalist Pearlie Joubert as ...

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