Natasha Marrian Deputy editor: Financial Mail

South African Revenue Service (SARS) second-in-charge Jonas Makwakwa has been cleared of all charges relating to R1.3m in suspicious deposits into his personal bank accounts, but Parliament says it still wants an explanation for the payments. Finance portfolio committee chairman Yunus Carrim called on SARS on Monday to make public the report on the investigation that cleared Makwakwa due to the “the nature of the allegations against him” and “the waning confidence in SARS”. A Financial Intelligence Centre report in 2016 said that Makwakwa and his partner, Kelly-Anne Elskie, also a SARS employee, “may have been involved in or facilitating corrupt activities”. The report indicated that credits into his accounts increased 152% yearly from 2010 and it identified 75 unusual and suspicious cash deposits into his account between March 2010 and January 2016. SARS, which is expected to have a R51bn revenue shortfall in the current fiscal year, has been mired in controversy, raising questions...

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