Sars drops claim against former spokesperson
The SA Revenue Service (Sars) has withdrawn civil proceedings it brought against its former spokesperson Adrian Lackay for speaking to committees in parliament about problems at the organisation. In May 2015 Lackay was served with a combined summons in which the tax agency and its suspended commissioner, Tom Moyane, claimed R12m in damages. Lackay has testified at the Nugent inquiry into Sars, where he said, again, that his working life was made "intolerable" when Moyane ran a "disinformation campaign", making false statements to the media without his knowledge. The damages claims followed a submission he made to the chair of the standing committee on finance and the chair of the joint standing committee on intelligence in parliament in March 2015. Lackay resigned as Sars spokesperson in March 2015 and is now employed in the same position by the department of public enterprises. At the two parliamentary committees, Lackay said that a disinformation campaign was being advanced by Sar...
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