Natasha Marrian Financial Mail deputy editor & columnist

The fraud and investigations manager at the South African Revenue Service (SARS), Yegan Mundie, who allegedly ran a new "rogue unit" for suspended tax commissioner Tom Moyane, resigned with immediate effect on Tuesday. As the disciplinary inquiry into Moyane drags on, the clean-up at the tax agency continues to gather pace, with Mundie resigning after having been suspended for allegations of misconduct on June 21. Mundie’s departure was an important step for SARS as it seeks to root out the rot that set in on Moyane’s watch. Mundie is reported to have had links to shady figures such as Robert Huang, a Zuma family associate. He reportedly interfered in investigations into the R400m tax bill of businessman Mark Lifman. Mundie ran a SARS unit that conducted internal investigations into allegations of fraud against staff. However, it emerged that the unit was allegedly unfairly targeting SARS officials who were working on sensitive investigations themselves. Mundie had not yet faced any...

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