Public has just a few days left to have its say in Saica’s probe of KPMG’s Gupta and SARS work
The public has until Thursday to make submissions to the South African Institute of Chartered Accounts (Saica) for its inquiry into the conduct of KPMG employees and their apparent links in helping the Guptas allegedly capture the state.
Saica on Friday reminded the public of the November 30 deadline for submissions to be made to the Ntsebeza inquiry.
The inquiry‚ chaired by advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza‚ is looking into the conduct of any Saica members employed by KMPG SA‚ not only for assisting the Guptas‚ but also the role the company played in the so-called South African Revenue Service (SARS) rogue unit report. If implicated criminal investigations could follow.
The company withdrew the findings‚ recommendations and conclusions of the report it produced for SARS, a report that was used to axe Pravin Gordhan as finance minister.
The furore over the report led to the forced resignation of 10 senior KPMG SA executives‚ including former CEO Trevor Hoole.
The inquiry members have the power to summons people. The Nstebeza inquiry is set to complete its work within the next five months.
While Saica is investigating individual KPMG staff‚ the Independent Regulatory Board of Auditors (Irba) is probing the firm as a whole for its conduct with the Guptas.
Submissions for the inquiry can relate to the period between January 1 2013 and September 15 2017.