The report by law firm Hogan Lovells on alleged irregularities by suspended South African Revenue Service (SARS) executive Jonas Makwakwa has been completed and submitted to SARS, and its recommendations are being implemented, MPs were told Tuesday. They were also told that the inquiry into the affair of SARS deputy director of law Vlok Symington - who was held hostage in his office during an attempt by the Hawks to get hold of documents related to their bid to charge former finance minister Pravin Gordhan - had also been finalised and would be attended to by SARS commissioner Tom Moyane. SARS chief officer of strategy, communications and enforcement Hlengani Mathebula told members of Parliament’s standing committee on finance that SARS was engaged in internal disciplinary processes in relation to Makwakwa, and barring any requests for postponement, should finalise the matter in July. The report has been submitted to Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba. Mathebula — who appeared before th...

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